Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, there was a college-football team that was pristine.
Players graduated. Big games were won.
Nobody broke the law, or the rules, or even curfew.
It was BS.
The end. Move along. Nothing to see here.
The fairy tale of TCU as one of the cleanest programs in big-time college football got an alternate ending this week. Now it looks like TCU is dirty just like everybody else — not filthy, not caked in muck, just not as squeaky clean as previously advertised.
We were sold the clean BS by Sports Illustrated in an article a year ago about teams like Pitt and Boise State, with criminals and thugs, and how TCU had none — a concept Horned Frogs coach Gary Patterson happily bought into and sold to recruits, by the way.