Posted October 12, 2012 on AP on Fox
TCU was already facing a challenging task just by moving to the Big 12, where the two-time BCS buster was suddenly part of one of the nation's best conferences. Take away the second-year starting quarterback and two proven running backs, then mix in 27 freshmen who have already played, and things have gotten even more difficult for coach Gary Patterson and the Horned Frogs in their inaugural Big 12 season. When Casey Pachall withdrew from school this week to enter an inpatient rehabilitation program, the quarterback became the latest of about a dozen players TCU has lost since last fall for various reasons, including drug arrests, injury and academic issues. Each was or could have been a significant contributor this season in the Frogs' transition into their new league. ''We're going to try to go win football games with what we have,'' Patterson said. TCU is the only FBS team to win at least 11 games in six of the past seven years, and was No. 2 in the final AP poll only two sea...
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