Bryce Brown, a 6-foot-0, 205-pound running back from East High in Wichita, Kan., planned on tuning in to tonight's Holiday Bowl match-up between Oregon and Oklahoma State because the Ducks are a school that he is strongly considering.
His interest in UA could have been bolstered by the latest news coming out of Miami, Fla., that the Canes decided to fire offensive coordinator Patrick Nix.
"Yeah," Brown answered when asked if he was a little concerned about the situation. "He is the one that calls the plays."
"I don't know what the situation is or what it is going to be. It just happened, so I really can not make a comment on it."
Brown is having a strong showing throughout the first two days of practice at the U.S. Army Bowl, but he is impressed with the guys lining up across from him.
"[There is] is a lot of talent out here," Brown said. "There is a lot of talk about how good everyone is and they are a living up to it."
"The defense line and defensive backs are all solid. We have a lot of solid defensive backs out there and I don't doubt that there are a number of guys that could probably even play on both sides of the ball."
Brown believes that competing in the game will help him get prepared for the speed of the college game.
"These are some of the guys that are the best in the country and some of the guys who will be the best on the next level," Brown acknowledged.
"I am going to have fun with it [on Saturday]."
"I will go on all five," Brown admitted. "I have Miami and Purdue after I get back in January."