After enrolling last spring and making a major impact in his first collegiate game, Mike Freeze has told Travis L. Brown of the Fort Worth Star Telegram that his career at TCU is finished. The former three star recruit out of Graham, TX, who missed his senior season due to a shoulder injury, earned the starting nod at linebacker out of spring camp - impressing in his first on-field action since 2013 throughout spring ball and in to fall camp. After recording seven tackles in the team's opening game win at Minnesota, Freeze left the program for "personal reasons", and never returned.
The loss of Freeze and junior Sammy Douglas (to injury in the Minnesota game) - the team's only experienced returner at the position - have left the Frogs with a dearth of depth and experience. Former safeties Montrel Wilson and Travin Howard have filled in more than admirably in their new roles, leading the team in tackles through seven games.
Freeze, who stated that he intends to play elsewhere, has yet to be granted his release from TCU. Details surrounding the reason are unclear at this time.
I’d also like to say that I have the upmost respect for Coach Patterson. It just turned out that TCU wasn’t a good fit for me. I wish the Frogs the best.
You can read Brown's full story here. While not the news many TCU fans were hoping for, it's good to have closure on the situation, and we wish Mike the best going forward.