Pellum took a diplomatic approach to the question and pointed out that the situation was unfortunate but the Ducks would be playing a team, not an individual.
The top Duck defensive coach also pointed out that TCU has a lot of very talented players and the Ducks would have prepared to play the best TCU has to offer no matter which set off Horn Frog players took the field.
The question was sparked by the Thursday morning arrest of Boykin in downtown San Antonio for assaulting a police officer. Boykin was taken to jail after the incident and subsequently suspended from the team by the TCU Athletic Department for the bowl game.
Boykin has since been released from jail on bail after being arrested for public intoxication, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.
After the Oregon portion of today’s media conferences, TCU offensive coordinator Doug Meacham deferred all questions regarding the incident to Head Coach Gary Petterson, who will be on state for the head coach’s portion of the week long media event leading up the Valero Alamo Bowl on Saturday.