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USC football: Lane Kiffin did not give Brice Butler a fair chance, father says

January 28, 2011 |  7:59 am

Brice_240 With all of the excitement surrounding next week's signing day, it's easy to forget that college football doesn't always work out the way highly regarded recruits plan.

USC receiver Brice Butler is a case in point.

Butler's playing time diminished last season with the arrival of freshman Robert Woods, who started and went on to become a freshman All-American.

Butler announced this week via twitter that he is transferring.

Butler's father Bobby, a former NFL player, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that it was the "right move" and that USC Coach Lane Kiffin did not give his son a fair chance. You can read the whole post here.

This is one passage:

"Lane Kiffin did not give Brice a fair chance … no, he did not give him a fair chance at all,” [Bobby] Butler said.

“You take a kid who is a starter, then the next thing you know you put a kid who has only been [in college practice] for 10 days and start him in front of [Butler]. They didn’t even play the same [wide receiver positions].

“But it’s all good. It wasn’t meant to be at USC under Lane Kiffin, so he needs to go to a place that is right for him. We’re just going to keep moving forward, and everything is going to work out for Brice.”

--Gary Klein

Photo: Brice Butler. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times.