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TCU appears to have washed its hands of Brandon Carter

Brandon Carter, Nigel Tribune AP

A rough day for this particular football program continues as one of the most productive and experienced pieces of TCU’s passing game puzzle looks to be no more.

During his time at the Big 12 Media Days, Gary Patterson was asked if he hoped Brandon Carter would remain at TCU and return to the Horned Frogs at some point. The head coach’s response was surprisingly — and refreshingly — blunt.

“No,” said Patterson in regards to the wide receiver’s potential return. “He has a redshirt year, and I think the best thing for him is to get a new start. It’s setting a precedent — you have to go to school.”

Carter was charged with possession of marijuana in late April — it was later dropped — but that wasn’t the reason for the parting of ways. Rather, it was Carter’s effort in the classroom — or lack thereof — that put the talented receiver on the outside of the football program looking in.

“Academically he will not make it,” Patterson said.

Carter entered Week 10 of the 2013 season second on the team in receptions with 17 and tied for third in receiving yards with 197. In early November, however, he took a leave of absence for personal reasons. Those “personal reasons” turned out to be related to a family matter.

Coming into last season, he was the Horned Frogs’ leading returning receiver as his 36-590-6 statline from 2012 was second only to the since-departed Josh Boyce.

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4 Responses to “TCU appears to have washed its hands of Brandon Carter”
  1. dhardy8207 says: Jul 23, 2014 8:53 AM

    WTH??.. You mean another school that exist outside the SEC has problems with players keeping up academically…

    Mr. Taylor you must have made an error in this thread. This will just ruin the SEC trolls day….

  2. whenwilliteverend says: Jul 23, 2014 9:09 AM

    I think you hit it on the head. His next landing spot will be…you guessed it….the SEC…most likely Auburn. They are experts at taking kids who have a GPA of 0.0 and magically turning them into a 3.5 GPA student.

    Plus, the SEC not only pays their kids to play football but they also pay them for going to class. It’s a win-win for everyone involved.

  3. cubano76 says: Jul 23, 2014 9:09 AM

    Tip of the cap to Gary Patterson.

  4. cyraider says: Jul 23, 2014 1:18 PM

    @ dhardy8207

    No no….the difference is, in the SEC he’d get his grades “adjusted” while he spent the first half on the bench against Eastern Washington Tech State University’s junior squad as a form of ‘discipline’. Then he’d get plugged right back into the starting lineup.

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