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TCU Football's Offseason Losses Mount: Now 6 Likely Starters Gone

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I'm totally f'ed THIS MUCH.
I'm totally f'ed THIS MUCH.

There's positive attrition. There's negative attrition. And then there's a Daisy Cutter going off in your locker room. The offseason has been hard in Fort Worth and the recent news of the departure of RB Ed Wesley and LB Deryck Gildon isn't making things any easier. Since Spring 2012, that's 5-7 probable starters gone.

Frogs O War has a thorough detailing of the butcher's bill:

Tanner Brock- Played in every game in 2009 as a freshman, started every game in 2010 and lead TCU in tackles. Was injured in first quarter of Baylor game in 2011. Would likely have been a starter on 2012 team. Dismissed from TCU as part of a campus wide drug bust in early 2012.

Deryck Gildon- Appeared in every game of 2011 as a freshman, totaled 21 tackles. Would likely have been a starter on 2012 team. Rumored to be lost for 2012 due to grades, this has NOT been confirmed but has been publicly alluded to.

Ty Horn- Played in eight games in 2010, ten games in 2011 including one start. Would likely have been a starter on 2012 team. Dismissed from TCU as part of a campus wide drug bust in early 2012.

David Johnson***- Redshirted in 2010, played in 12 games in 2011 including nine starts. Totaled 28 tackles, seven for a loss and three sacks. Would likely have been a starter on 2012 team. DJ reportedly suffered an injury during spring practice that might have been serious enough to keep him out through 2012, no word on his current status.

Devin Johnson- Played in four games in 2009, did not play in 2010, played in all games in 2011. Would likely have been a starter on 2012 team. Dismissed from TCU as part of a campus wide drug bust in early 2012.

Carter Wall***- Redshirted as a freshman in 2011, was likely going to be in the running to start as a freshman in 2012. Rumored to be lost for 2012 due to grades, this has not been confirmed.

Nykiren Wellington- Played in two games as a redshirt freshman, would likely have provided depth at the tackle position for TCU in 2012. Nykiren is transferring to Trinity Valley Community College.

Ed Wesley- Played in every game in 2009, 2010 and ten games in 2011. Totaled almost 2500 yards in his TCU career, 24 total touchdowns. Was a semi-finalist for the Doak Walker Award in 2010. Would likely have been a starter on 2012 team. Left TCU for "family reasons" after spring 2012.

D.J. Yendrey- Played in every game in 2009 and 2010, started in 12 of 13 games of 2011, totaled three sacks and 5 1/2 for a loss. Would likely have been a starter on 2012 team. Dismissed from TCU as part of a campus wide drug bust in early 2012.

Yikes.

To put it in perspective, the Longhorn equivalent would be losing: Malcolm Brown, Jordan Hicks, Steve Edmond, Josh Cochran, Ashton Dorsey, Desmond Jackson, Adrian Phillips, Paden Kelley, and Luke Poehlmann.

Programs can't withstand those sorts of losses without repercussions. A Horned Frog team post-bowl season that looked like a legitimate Big 12 title contender is now facing down this conference slate:

@ KU

ISU

@ Baylor

Tech

@ OSU

@ WVU

KSU

@ Texas

OU

The wins aren't quite as easy to find as they were in early February, are they?