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Zone read: Kyle Padron, the latest SMU QB to defect to Eastern Washington

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The Zone Read is your college football primer to make you seem like the smartest person at the water cooler even if you're not.

Eastern Washington is becoming the new home for disgruntled SMU quarterbacks.

Kyle Padron, who started 21 games for the Mustangs coming into the 2011 season, has decided to join the Eagles this summer.

"I felt comfortable with being able to pick up the system and how well the system prepares a QB to get to the next level," Padron told ESPN. "There is more responsibility the QB has there than what I'm coming from and the guys they have coming back, especially at WR are very intriguing."

Padron came into the 2011 season as the starter at SMU, but threw back-to-back interceptions in the season opener against Texas State and lost his starting position to J.J. McDermott. Padron also saw the writing on the wall when Garrett Gilbert decided to transfer from Texas to the Mustangs.

Padron follows Bo Levi Mitchell, who ironically, left SMU after being beaten out by Padron. Mitchell led the Eagles to a national championship in 2010, but the Eagles were just 6-5 last year.

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Well, Forcier sounds French: Former Michigan, Miami, almost Hawaii and San Jose State quarterback Tate Forcier hasn't given up on the football dream.

Forcier told Joe Schad that he's been training with Jeff Garcia in San Diego and preparing for a possible career in the Canadian Football League.

Forcier had trouble staying in school because of academics, so going pro might be his next best option.

We'll see if that actually happens, though. Forcier has wanted to do a lot of things with his football career that haven't exactly panned out. At least if he goes to the CFL, he doesn't have to worry about passing any academic standards.

Nothing to see here: A campus wide drug scandal that made national news has done nothing to hamper the appeal of TCU to recruits. Coach Gary Patterson said his recruiting efforts haven't changed in the wake of four of his players being arrested for their role in a drug ring.

"I think people said this is a safe place for our kids because TCU did something about it because this is a problem everywhere," Patterson told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

"I think the people that know us know how we do things. If we truly believe we are the only people that have this problem, maybe they don't want to come here because we'll do something about it."

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