The most newsworthy item that came out of today’s Cotton Bowl media conferences was about Kansas State junior linebacker Arthur Brown. He says he will wait one more season before trying to make a NFL roster, and will be back with the Wildcats as a senior.
The most interesting item of the day may have centered on Brown, too.
K-State defensive coordinator Chris Cosh revealed his nickname: The Judge.
“That’s what we call him,” Cosh said. “He does a lot, but says very little. He’s always looking at us with that eye.”
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Anyone who has met Brown can agree the nickname suits him. He rarely smiles, but is rarely upset. His voice and demeanor never change, regardless of his mood. And he always seems serious. Just like a judge.
You could also say his tackling style resembles a judge banging his gavel. Or maybe not. But you get the point. He’s good. He’s K-State’s best defensive player (he made a team-high 95 tackles and outplayed Heisman winner Robert Griffin III straight up in the fourth quarter of a close game). And he deserves a nickname. (more…)