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Former Trojan Max Browne Said Some Things About His Time At USC

The QB Offered Up Some Thoughts About His Short-Lived Tenure In Southern California

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We all remember Max Browne, right? It seems like an eternity ago that he was the presumptive starter that was going to follow in the footsteps of Cody Kessler. The Seattle native and current Pitt Panther was eventually benched in favor of Sam Darnold after a tumultuous 1-2 start and poor offensive showings against Alabama and Stanford; Darnold later led the Trojans to an epic Rose Bowl win (that was fun stuff).

Anyway, Max Browne was recently asked about his time at USC and he had this to say:

“Crazy weird deal and it kept getting weirder and weirder, and in a weird way, you kind of got used to that as far as the turmoil goes, Browne said as he looked back at the bizarre string of events that unfolded in his USC career.

This is an interesting soundbite coming from a player who did not perform that well on the field (as previously stated), a narrative that Browne says wasn’t lost on him:

“when the dialogue starts being ‘SC isn’t playing for a national championship because of Max Browne.’ That eats at you. I don’t think that was the case. I truly don’t. But when that is what the world thinks–and people at SC know that’s not really the case and I’ve had people there text me that, thanking me, it motivates you and pisses you off at the same time. It puts a weird close to that chapter. At the end of the day, I’m happy that it did turn into a Rose Bowl for my best friends and all of my roommates. I was pumped for them when Matt (Boermeester) made the (game-winning) kick. They’ve been on the same roller coaster too. For them to end on that was pretty sweet.”

You can read the rest of the Max Browne article from here.

Most people can view this as just water under the bridge - and, in large part, it is - but it’s still interesting to see former players and transfers voice their opinions on situations, especially when the situations at hand don't particularly go their way.

It is safe to say that the future is bright with Sam Darnold at the helm and, suffice to say, we wouldn’t want it any other way right now.