TCU’s spring game was scheduled for Saturday. Here’s why it won’t happen

TCU won’t have a spring football game this year, coach Gary Patterson said Tuesday.

Patterson hoped to get it in, but it will not happen. TCU’s last spring practice is Friday.

The Frogs have limited depth and numbers with several players out with injuries this spring. Patterson has said TCU is practicing with about half of an 85-man scholarship roster with the injuries, coupled with around 20 joining the program this summer as the rest of the 2019 recruiting class and grad transfers arrive on campus.

Among the more notable players out this spring include wide receiver Jalen Reagor, offensive tackles Austin Myers and Lucas Niang, running backs Sewo Olonilua and Darius Anderson and defensive tackle Ross Blacklock.

Patterson has been pleased with how spring ball has gone for the most part. All eyes have been on the quarterback battle between grad transfer Alex Delton, redshirt freshman Justin Rogers and true freshman Max Duggan.

TCU opens the 2019 season on Aug. 31 against Arkansas - Pine Bluff.

Hollins undergoes surgery

TCU center Kellton Hollins underwent surgery on Tuesday morning, Patterson said. Hollins is expected to be ready to go by the fall.

Hollins, a team captain last season, started the first 11 games at center last season. He worked with the first-team at center in spring, and is expected to compete for the starting job in the fall.

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