Sources have indicated to Tuxedo Yoda that Malcolm Brown intends to transfer.
I am not as sure as Tuxedo Yoda that he will 100% transfer but you also have to take a look at the running back situation to understand why this makes sense. Jonathan Gray has been a solid contributor as a true freshmen. Joe Bergeron is establishing himself as a short yardage, 3rd down back, and Daje Johnson is a RB/WR hybrid that you can use in multiple situations. The touches just don’t seem to be there for Malcolm Brown to get some serious playing time.
Malcolm Brown came into Texas from Bryon P. Steele High School in Cibolo, Texas. Cibolo is just outside of San Antonio, Texas. In his Junior and Senior year, Brown rushed for 4,788 yards and 54 touchdowns. Malcolm Brown had offers from Alabama, Oklahoma, and Florida State among others. He chose the University of Texas to help establish a running attack that was sorely missed in 2009 and 2010. In his true freshman season, he rushed for 742 yards and was the first true freshman to lead Texas in rushing since Cedric Benson in 2001. 2012 was a disappointing year as he has only played in 5 games and was the feature back in only 2 of those games.
Mack Brown has expressed frustration that players who aren’t playing through playable injuries are not helping this team win. I think with Malcolm Brown’s injury history, a year off might help him. He still has a redshirt year available so he can transfer, take his redshirt year and still have 2 years of eligibility left. He won’t get a redshirt year here at Texas. I think Malcolm will look at his options and make the best decision for him but I would say 60/40 he stays at Texas.