It was a man-to-man talk. Moe Brown and ... Moe Brown. Or, as the veteran receiver put it, "a self-conference with Moe."
His career at South Carolina had been up and down. So earlier this year, as he prepared for his senior season, Brown talked it over not with his coaches, parents or friends, but with himself.
"We had a little discussion with each other," he said. "We decided, Look this game is too fun. You're gonna drive yourself crazy out here, trying to worry about all the pressures, what people are saying.
"Once I came to that conclusion it was like, Boom, having fun again, starting making plays, and doing things I used to."
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And in Brown's mind, the results have been a success -pending two more big games.
It starts Saturday when Brown has his last shot against Clemson, the team he grew up rooting for as a youngster in Anderson. Brown will start this game, as he has every one he has been healthy for this season.
Brown ranks second on the team in catches (31), receiving yards (454) and touchdown catches (three). He also leads the team in yards-per-carry (21.0), the result of a 50-yard gain on a reverse against Florida Atlantic.
Brown showed flashes his first three seasons, but was not a consistent contributor. As a junior, he had a huge game against Georgia (seven catches for 130 yards and a touchdown) only to disappear again the next few games. As a sophomore, he started four games and played in all 12, but had only 13 catches.
"There've been a couple times where I've been knocked down, and stuff didn't go my way," Brown said. "Coaches bench me and I come back from it and keep on fighting. I've started every game this year and there hasn't been any discussion of benching me. Had a good season catching the ball well, running good routes, doing what they ask me to do."
A big emphasis for Brown was returning to how he played at Westside High School: Fast, free and easy, using the athleticism that made him a star on the track team.
He was recruited by Clemson, but not as hard as South Carolina. So it wasn't a hard decision to switch allegiances.
"I'm a rational man," Brown said. "I just felt like playing under Steve Spurrier would be the best for me."
This season, it all came together - on and off the field. Brown, a finance major, said he is carrying nearly a 3.5 grade point average, and will graduate in May. He is satisfied with his own production. And he has served as a mentor to freshman Alshon Jeffery, who might be the next great Gamecock receiver.
"In my opinion, even though I'm the leading receiver, he's the one who's keeping us together," Jeffery said of Brown. "Even if he ain't getting the ball, he is getting the ball. He just goes out and gives his all on every play. He tells me, don't worry about the next play, just keep focusing."
A little bit like the advice Brown once gave himself.
"If I had to say one word for (my career) I'd have to say perseverance," he said. "I had a pretty good senior year and I hope to continue that the final two games."