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TCU shuffles O-line; top cornerbacks dressed for Kansas game

TCU coach Gary Patterson announces KaVontae Turpin has been kicked off the team

TCU coach Gary Patterson has kicked off returner KaVontae Turpin from the team. Turpin has been arrested multiple times for alleged domestic violence this year.
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TCU coach Gary Patterson has kicked off returner KaVontae Turpin from the team. Turpin has been arrested multiple times for alleged domestic violence this year.

TCU is looking to get back on track after falling to 3-4 on the season last weekend with a loss to Oklahoma and dealing with the dismissal of standout returner KaVontae Turpin this week. The good news is TCU is facing the Kansas Jayhawks, a team it has never lost to since joining the Big 12.

The Frogs are looking to improve to 7-0, but the Jayhawks have made the games interesting in Lawrence.

Among pregame notes --

TCU is shuffling its offensive line. Austin Myers, who has played mostly at left tackle this season, is starting at left guard. Anthony McKinney makes the start at left tackle. The rest of the O-line features Kellton Hollins at center, Chris Gaynor at right guard and Lucas Niang at right tackle.

TCU had a couple cornerback concerns going into this game, but Jeff Gladney and Julius Lewis are dressed and worked with the first-team defense in warmups.

Michael Collins is starting at quarterback, but eyes are on prized freshman recruit Justin Rogers. Rogers is available to play, coach Gary Patterson said earlier this week, but he’s not expected to see the field today. Rogers is still dealing with a “drop foot” condition.

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