Nebraska Football: Wisconsin’s Logan Brown shouldn’t be option

Wisconsin Badgers offensive linenam Logan Brown ((Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)
Wisconsin Badgers offensive linenam Logan Brown ((Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports) /

Nebraska football fans who are keeping tabs on their opponents could be forgiven if they saw Wisconsin’s Logan Brown enter the portal and started dreaming on immediate improvement on the offensive line. However it turns out that the former 5-star prospect isn’t anywhere near the answer for the Huskers.

Logan Brown picked the Badgers over schools like Alabama, Florida and Michigan and his decision certainly raised quite a few eye brows around the Big Ten at the time. After all, the 6-foot-6, 306 pound lineman looked like the kind of player who bowl over and help run through any opponent.

Of course, things didn’t quite turn out that way. Brown was inconsistent as a player, starting just three games and appearing in 26 others after redshirting as when he first arrived at Wisconsin in 2019. That already feels like someone who isn’t an immediate solve for the Nebraska football team.

There’s also the fact that while Brown announced he was entering the transfer portal earlier this week, it’s become clear that the decision to leave Wiscy was not his. While there was a bit of mystery over why the player would depart, it’s become clearer in recent days.

On Thursday, according to 247Sports, new Badgers head coach Jim Leonhard made it clear that Brown had been kicked off the team.

“It was not a choice,” Leonhard said. “He was dismissed from our program. …It was an unfortunate incident. At this point, it’s more of a family matter we had to deal with internally.”

While Leonhard didn’t share any more than that, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported that the offensive lineman struck a teammate. That appeared to be the last straw in the troubled relationship between the team and the player.

So no. While it might be temping for the Nebraska football team to go after such a talented player, especially when the offensive line has been as bad as it has this year, this man isn’t the right fit.

That’s especially the case as Mickey Joseph attempts not only to turn this season around, but fix the Nebraska football culture. There are other options out there and the Cornhuskers should stay far, far away from Logan Brown.