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Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Shannon on verge of best recruiting move yet

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

Enough already.

The fact that Miami is even considering the possibility of rescinding its scholarship offer to running back Bryce Brown is the most positive news that's come out of this drawn-out, look-at-me, read-my-Web-site, talk-to-my-middle-man recruiting process.

The fact that Brian Butler, Brown's adviser, has been in the news as often if not more than Brown is nauseating, and it represents everything that's wrong with recruiting today.

Miami coach Randy Shannon would be doing himself and the program a huge favor by letting Brown go.

Coach Brian Byers of Wichita East High School, who has coached football for 30 years, told the New York Times that Butler's philosophy is "all about me, me, me."

"That's not what football is about," Byers said. "We're a proven fact. We had supposedly the best football player in the country in high school, and we went 6-3. We didn't have a team because of that."

Neither will Miami if Brown comes to Coral Gables.