"I hate to say I'm playing for next season, but I feel like I am in many ways," he said after practice Tuesday.
"I've been given an opportunity to start at tackle and play and get ready for next season. I'm thankful for the chance to get real playing time and game experience. I know it will make me a much better player down the road."
Brown said that the team is still going to play the season out hard despite the struggles up to this point.
"Its been hard on everyone," he said. "We are not used to losing. But, we are not going to just fall over. We know we have to just keep on fighting, man.
"Joe, Jason, and Austin and some of those seniors deserve to go out well, and they have taught me so much. The coaches deserve my best effort too. You won't see any quit from me, and I think we are going to turn this program around."
Brown said that the last few games ought to be a chance for the players to have some fun and try to finish well.
"You know, we owe UAB something too," he said. "They've beat us three years in a row, and we have to just start flying around and play the way we know we can.
"Our defense hits us pretty good in practice and helps our line get ready for the season. We are ready to go out there and compete on Saturday." The Eagles, 0-8, hope to get out of the rut and beat a team that has had their number lately. The Blazers, regardless of records, have given the Eagles some bad losses in the last few years.