TCU linebacker Mike Freeze not returning to team

Thursday October 22nd, 2015

After a leave of absence, TCU freshman linebacker Mike Freeze has left the program and university for good.

Freeze told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Wednesday that he has dropped out of school and has no intentions of returning.

“I made some great friends at TCU and I believe our friendships will last forever,” Freeze said, via Facebook messenger. “I’d also like to say that I have the upmost respect for Coach [Gary] Patterson. It just turned out that TCU wasn’t a good fit for me. I wish the Frogs the best.”

Freeze said he has not been granted his release from the TCU football program but plans on playing college football at another school.

After starting the season-opener against Minnesota Sept. 3 and making seven tackles, Freeze took a “personal leave of absence,” as announced by  Patterson six days afterward. Patterson said that it was because of “personal reasons” and not related to discipline.

Freeze was a three-star recruit out of Graham (Tex.) High School, according to He finished high school at Weatherford (Tex.) while sitting out his senior year after shoulder surgery.

Jeremy Woo

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