Max Browne spent four years at
Sure, it's not quite the way Browne expected his college career to go. Yet standing inside the
"I know I can play at a high level," Browne said. "I know if I can do and do that here, I'll be just fine."
Something that never quite happened with the Trojans. He spent two seasons backing up Cody Kessler then finally earned the shot he'd waited for when he rose to the top of the depth chart for the Trojans. His stay didn't last long.
Facing a brutal stretch that included an opener against No. 1 Alabama and a visit to Stanford, Browne's grasp on the starting gig lasted all of three games before Coach Clay Helton gave the ball to redshirt freshman Sam Darnold, last seen rallying the Trojans past Penn State in the Rose Bowl at the same time Browne was headed across the country to start the next chapter of his life.
"It was a tough first three games," said Browne, who completed 58 of 93 passes for 507 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in 2016. "Played some great opponents. But that's the product of SC in general. You've always got someone behind you. Went out there, did what I felt I could. Things didn't work out. It is what it is. Happy to be here."
Browne already has one fan in the city:
"He's got good pocket presence," Grimble said. "He can sit in the pocket and make the big throw."
Florida defensive tackle Caleb Brantley is leaving school early and entering the
Former Florida quarterback