Rumors are running wild, but Patterson has stated that it is not a disciplinary issue. Meanwhile, depth is at an all-time low.
Converted fullback Paul Whitmill has moved back to linebacker. Safeties Montrel Wilson and Travin Howard have been moved to linebacker, and Wilson worked with the first team this week.
"No timetable for his return"
TCU coach Gary Patterson said Mike Freeze has left the team for a leave of absence this week after starting in the Horned Frogs opener against Minnesota last Saturday. Patterson told members of the media after practice that he left for personal reasons and will not be available Saturday with no timetable for his return.
TCU's offense will need to carry them this season, and it starts against SFA.
The Lumberjacks struggled to stop the pass against Arizona, allowing 303 passing yards and three touchdowns. The Frogs have a much more potent offense than NAU offers and now they’ve had a game to get into gear. Senior Josh Doctson wasn’t happy with his play last week, and he had eight catches for 74 yards and a touchdown. An unhappy Doctson, plus veteran Kolby Listenbee could have a big game along with Emmanuel Porter, Dez White and Ty Slanina.
Good news, we're still playing SFA this weekend, not Alabama.
Between falling in the rankings to losing multiple of defensive starters in a matter of days, TCU fans haven’t had much to be happy about. Fortunately, it’s still a game week, and any frustration they may be feeling likely can be taken out on FCS school Stephen F. Austin this Saturday.
Horned Lizards out here helping us learn about survival.
The Texas horned lizard — also known as the horny toad, or the horned frog to TCU fans — lives in some of the harshest deserts in the Southwest. But scientists are learning more about how the lizard survives, and what they’ve discovered could have applications for the rest of us.