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TCU’s second-leading tackler in ’12 leaves the team

Zach Line,Joel Hasley,Bryan Collins AP

On the heels of projected starting lineman Tayo Fabuluje leaving TCU for personal reasons, Horned Frogs coach Gary Patterson announced Monday that linebacker Joel Hasley has also decided to depart the program.

“I’d like to thank Joel for everything he’s done for TCU and his commitment to our program,” Patterson said in a brief statement. “Joel is very close to completing his second degree at TCU, and he decided it was time to move on from football. We will miss him and wish him the best.”

This is a big loss for TCU on the defensive side of the ball. The junior, who already received a communications degree and is close to finishing a geology degree, recorded 79 tackles last year and 8.5 tackles for loss, both good for second on the team.

Potential replacements for Hasley include Jonathan Anderson and Paul Dawson.

The Horned Frogs have plenty of starters returning from a 2012 team that won seven games with a young squad, but there’s nothing comforting about losing two key playmakers on both sides of the ball within one week.

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5 Responses to “TCU’s second-leading tackler in ’12 leaves the team”
  1. geodude11 says: Aug 5, 2013 5:43 PM

    Must have been hell playing football and completing all the lab classes in geology. Great job dude.

  2. mrlaloosh says: Aug 5, 2013 7:33 PM

    Tiger bait.

  3. texasbornlsufan says: Aug 5, 2013 10:45 PM

    Playing the Tigers the first game is more than these guys can take!! Bailing out on Patterson what’s up with that?

  4. granadafan says: Aug 6, 2013 4:00 PM

    He’s a junior and already completed one degree? Whoa. I took 5 years to complete my degree in microbiology, and I didn’t have a full time activity (other than bars) like football. Best of luck on his future.

  5. metroplexfrog says: Aug 6, 2013 11:41 PM

    I’m rooting for them to rip LSU a new one. Miles must be scared he’s going to let Hill play.

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