TCU might be better off without Brown

February, 19, 2014
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Life will go on after TCU kicked receiver LaDarius Brown off the team. Brown, the Horned Frogs’ second-leading receiver with 393 yards in 2013, was arrested over the weekend and is no longer a member of the program, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

With a roster full of talented receivers, the Horned Frogs shouldn’t bat an eye at the loss of Brown. Brandon Carter, Ty Slanina, David Porter and Josh Doctson all return as playmakers at the position. And multi-talented Trevone Boykin could be the best of the bunch. So a lack of pass-catching talent won’t be an issue for TCU’s passing offense.

Yet in another way, Brown is still a tough loss. Receivers with his size (6-foot-4, 220 pounds), speed and athleticism don’t grow on trees. He flashed exceptional ability during his first two seasons and arguably had the biggest upside of the receivers on the roster.

However, his unique ability means nothing if it’s not utilized. Brown never had more than 400 receiving yards in a season and made a poor off-the-field decision over the weekend.

There’s no doubt that TCU will miss Brown, but the Horned Frogs could be better off without him.

Brandon Chatmon | email

Oklahoma/Big 12 reporter

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