Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Daily Discussion: Tanner Brock to UTEP

Word came down yesterday from a number of different media outlets, appearing to confirm (though we've heard nothing official as of yet) the rumor that has been swirling for a while now.  Tanner Brock, TCU's leading tackler on the 2010 Rose Bowl team who was dismissed from the program in February, is transferring to UTEP to play alongside his younger brother, Cooper. 

So how do you feel about Brock after all of the highs (no pun intended) and the obvious big low in his time at TCU?   Will the tenacity he showed as a starter in 2010 and that memorable helmet-less block against SMU in 2009 cause you to root for him at UTEP and hope that he goes on to the NFL career he showed the promise for in his time in purple?  Or will his fall from grace and the negative attention he brought on the program due to his off-field actions cause you to forever hold a grudge against him?




20 comments:

FrogHorn07 said...

I wish Brock the best at UTEP, I will be pulling for him on draft day. I have no hard feelings, he made a mistake at TCU, I am glad he will get a second chance.

Curt McDurt said...

Don't care one way or the other...

Lyle Lanley said...

I'm with you, FrogHorn07. I hope Tanner learns from his mistakes and does well out in El Paso.

SBP10 said...

TCU should have kept him

Tanner said...

I wish him well, TCU did what they had to do to rectify the situation, it's unfortunate he had to pay the price he did. So its fantastic to see him elsewhere and I for one hope he's awesome.

65frog said...

All of us did stupid things when we were young. I am just sorry he didn't have a second chance at TCU.

SnK said...

He should have pretty easy access to cheap weed if he doesn't mind braving the streets of Ciudad Juarez...

BigMo said...

I wish him the best of luck in the future. But I will never forgive him for the shadow he cast upon the university. Granted he is not the only one who did, but he was still suppose to be a prominent figure for the team and university.

Frogger98 said...

I don't have any hard feelings towards him. He broke the rules and was punished accordingly. I hope he learned a lesson and does well in the future.

Adam Wilson said...

I wish him the best at UTEP because no one deserves eternal condemnation for one poor decision. However, while I wish him well, I haven't exactly forgiven him for his selfishness just yet...

Reed said...

i really didnt follow up on the formal outcomes of the arrests, but i kinda thought tanner was gonna have to spend some time in jail.

SnK said...

probation

BuckNasty said...

Wish him well, but don't really care if he gets drafted. All that's gonna do is create future conversations about TCU and the "drug scandal." Everytime he's mentioned they will also mention the TCU bust. The cloud will never go away. I've always had a problem with athletes getting second chances, bc in the business world, there are no second chances. If I had been busted for dealing, would I get a second chance at a high paying job? doubt it.

BuckNasty said...

Edit- I believe people deserve second chances always, but only to a certain extent. What does this say about UTEP?

Cowtown Food Junkie said...

I hope he has a successful career and can move forward. That said, he acted like a complete ass and put a stain on the TCU name that isn't going away for awhile. I don't think he'll ever be a "feel good story" for me, no matter what he does. Makes me sad to feel that way though. He was one of my favorite TCU players to watch beginning with the helmet less block and continuing with the INT that put away Utah in 2010. Just a sad situation.

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Rabble Rouser said...

When our linebackers are getting run over all the day in the Big 12 this season I am pretty sure I will be cursing TB's name

Sir Wesley Willis said...

It's a shitton easier to traffic drugs that close to the boarder. Wise career move.

Sir Wesley Willis said...

border. Sorry.

Lyle Lanley said...

bored-er