"We lost this weekend. We lost by seven points, so it was a close game. A win would have put us in the playoffs. So now we just get to watch everyone else play," Sergio Brown explained. "We underestimated the team we were playing. They didn't have that good of a record and my coach sat me out because I was a little dinged up the last couple games. We thought we were going to win this game, and he was going to rest me for the playoffs so I didn't even dress. I could have played. I think I could have made a difference.
"I had three interceptions; one interception for a touchdown on defense, a punt return and about 70 tackles," Brown said of his senior statistics.
Although his senior season didn't turn out as well as he had anticipated, Sergio's future team is starting to hit their stride as Notre Dame moved to 5-2 on the season with a 49-23 win over BYU.
"I missed the game. I wanted to watch it, but it didn't work out," Brown said of the Irish victory. "I've been keeping in touch with coach Weis and coach Ianello. Coach Ianello called me last Thursday.
"I'll be coming over for a lot of their games now that football is over. I'll probably be over for the Tennessee game."
Notre Dame is No.114 in the country in passing yardage given up to opponents, so there might be an opportunity for a player to come in a get immediate playing time to solidify the Irish secondary.
"It's a good chance that I can come in and play early," Brown said of his chances to receive playing time as a freshman. "I just need to work and be prepared.
"Right now, I'll take a little break from the weight room and everything, then I start basketball in a month or so," Brown said.
Sergio has indicated that he wanted to take some additional official visits even though he has already committed to Charlie Weis.
"I'll probably make trips to Illinois, Minnesota, and Nebraska in January," he said.