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Around college football: Browne leaves USC, won’t take part in a bowl

Around college football: Browne leaves USC, won’t take part in a bowl

Backup quarterback Max Browne has left the USC football program and will not participate in bowl practices or a bowl game.

“Four years ago, when I signed to come play at USC, I never thought this day would come. But the time has come for me to find a new home,” Browne wrote Wednesday on Instagram.

Coach Clay Helton named Browne, a fourth-year junior, the starter before the season following a spring and fall competition with redshirt freshman Sam Darnold. But the Trojans struggled to a 1-2 start that included losses to top-ranked Alabama and Stanford and Darnold replaced Browne as the starter.

Browne can transfer to any Football Bowl Subdivision school and...

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