TCU football notes: Fields meeting with school on Tuesday

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Defensive end Devonte Fields has a hearing with the university Tuesday about his “separation” from the school following his role in a domestic disturbance in July.

Fields, an NFL prospect who was voted the preseason defensive player of the year by media that cover the conference, did not practice as TCU opened camp on Monday.

Fields tweeted Monday on his protected Twitter account, “wasn’t worth it one bit,” a source who follows Fields said.

Later he tweeted, “one more day. can’t wait.” A follower responded, “until?” and Fields replied, “til I meet with the school.”

TCU coach Gary Patterson said he would talk to Fields “one way or another” this week.

Fields turned himself in to police following an assault complaint filed by his former girlfriend after a July 20 incident at a mutual friend’s home. The woman said he broke a window from the outside and threatened her with a gun.

Fields was suspended July 22. Patterson said on Sunday that Fields is finishing summer work.

QB watch

Trevone Boykin and Matt Joeckel had similar practices on the first day, Patterson said.

“The quarterbacks were all about the same. Everybody made a pretty good throw,” he said.

Boykin and Joeckel are the front-runners for the starting job. Three freshmen are also working, but Patterson said they took largely third-team snaps.

“We’re throwing the ball a lot better than we did in the spring,” Patterson said. “This offense, you talk to anybody who’s installed it, they say the same thing. You get 15 practices in the spring, then they come out and they throw on their own. You add a guy like Joeckel, who has been in this offense ... you’re ahead of the curve when it comes to that.”

RB watch

Patterson said he likes to ask the seniors who had a good practice.

He said the two names they mentioned on Monday were running backs Shaun Nixon and Kyle Hicks.

Nixon, a freshman from Lake Travis, impressed Patterson with a 15-pound weight gain.

“He’s like 196 — came in at 180 or 182,” Patterson said. “He’s gained without us wanting to, just muscle. I think he’s gotten faster, to be honest with you.”

Patterson said Hicks, a redshirt freshman, continues to show he is in full health following an ACL injury in high school.

“He has been since the end of the spring,” Patterson said. “Kyle’s really starting to come on.”

Dalton reaction

Patterson said the news of former quarterback Andy Dalton signing a $115 million extension with the Cincinnati Bengals lifted practice.

“Another Frog successful,” Patterson said. “A guy that does it right, a guy that lives his faith. Family’s first. Always professional.”

Patterson said it took Dalton four years to reach his potential at TCU, and maybe that is the case in the NFL, too.

“There’s always questions. They don’t know if he’s a great one or not, but he has taken the Bengals three times to the playoffs. So now you’ve got to see what he does in Year 4.”

Briefly

• The Horned Frogs used Torrance Mosley, recruited as an “athlete,” at cornerback. Patterson said he and fellow freshman Nick Orr practiced well.

• Receiver Jordan Moore, who cramped, was the only player not to finish practice.

• Linebacker Vinny Ascolese did not report, but Patterson said that was expected.

• Redshirt freshman quarterback Zach Allen gets the first shot as the placekick holder.

• TCU will have three scrimmages. The first is Saturday at Amon G. Carter Stadium. None are open to the public.

• “Meet the Frogs” is planned for Aug. 23 at the indoor practice facility. Fans can get autographs from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Carlos Mendez, 817-390-7407 Twitter: @calexmendez

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