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Former redshirt sophomore DE Devonte Fields and TCU are "permanently separated," the school announced.

Apparently Fields appealed the school's initial decision. It was heard and denied. Field was hoping to transfer to FCS level Stephen F. Austin, but since the edge rusher was suspended prior to his expected move he was ineligible to play at a new program. We expect him to enter the 2015 NFL Draft. If he wants to play, the junior college level might be Fields' only opportunity.
Aug 14 - 1:29 PM

TCU suspended redshirt sophomore DE Devonte Fields prior to his expected transfer to Stephen F. Austin which makes him ineligible to play anywhere during the 2015 season, according to Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman.

Fields would have to sit out at least one year, so he has decided against enrolling at Stephen F. Austin. "TCU convened a committee, declaring Devonte Fields’ violations of student honor code has warranted his suspension, so no FCS ball either," Feldman tweeted. A similar situation occurred with Ray Ray Armstrong a few years ago. It is only a guess, but we expect Fields to sit out the season, train and enter the 2015 NFL Draft.
Aug 8 - 6:29 PM

Former TCU redshirt sophomore edge rusher Devonte Fields tweeted from his private account he will transfer to Stephen F. Austin, an FCS level program, per beat writer Travis Brown.

We cannot view the tweet since it is from a private account, but we will take the Fort Worth Star-Telegram beat writer's word for it. Dropping down to an FCS program means Fields will be eligible to play immediately, which might be the best option if he plans on entering the 2015 NFL Draft. Field recently (unofficially) met with TCU officials, who then informed him he would not be welcome back at the program for the 2014 season after he was a suspect in a domestic disturbance call.
Aug 6 - 9:26 PM

TCU will not allow redshirt sophomore DE Devonte Fields to rejoin the football program for the 2014 season, according to a source close to beat writer Carlos Mendez.

TCU had separated itself from Fields after he was a suspect in a domestic disturbance call, which was not his first off-field issue. Mendez notes no official statement has be released by TCU, but also hints that one might not be coming since the Tuesday meeting between the two parties was never announced. Fields is a ridiculous talent and earned a medical redshirt last season due to his limited playing time coming off a suspension and then injury. He will most likely transfer or sit out the season and declare for the 2015 NFL Draft.
Aug 5 - 7:13 PM

Fox Sport's David Ubben reports TCU redshirt sophomore edge rusher Devonte Fields will meet with school officials on Tuesday.

The school separated itself from Fields on July 22 after Fields was a suspect in a domestic disturbance call, which was not his first off-field issue. Field will likely learn his 2014 fate during the meeting. He is one of the nation's premiere edge talents.
Source: Fox Sports
Aug 5 - 10:10 AM

TCU redshirt sophomore DE Devonte Fields surrendered to Tarrant County authorities on Thursday and was released after posting bond of $3,500, the Associated Press reports.

Fields was "separated" from the university earlier this week pending an investigation into an incident in which Fields allegedly threatened a woman with a gun; her right cheek was swollen and she had a cut under an eye when the police arrived. The former Big 12 defensive player of the year allegedly pointed a gun at his ex-girlfriend and threatened to "blast" her after an argument. Fields is a big-time on-field talent who has led a troubled off-field existence. If these allegations are proven true, he's done at TCU, and his NFL future would be in serious doubt.
Jul 25 - 9:38 PM

TCU redshirt sophomore DE Devonte Fields "has been separated from the University pending results of an investigation into the allegations against him," according to a statement from the school.

The announcement is in reaction to the news that Fields is a suspect in a domestic disturbance call stemming from a Sunday morning incident in Fort Worth, Texas. This is not Fields' first off-field incident, and TCU has taken a hard stand as of late in similar cases. It is difficult to doubt Fields' talent, but his future with the school likely hinges on the investigation.
Jul 22 - 1:28 PM

TCU redshirt sophomore DE Devonte Fields is a suspect in a domestic disturbance call stemming from a Sunday morning incident in Fort Worth, Texas, according to Yahoo Sports' Rand Getlin.

"While no charges have been filed, an investigation into the nature of the disturbance is expected to be completed in the next few days," Getlin adds. This is not Fields' first off-field incident, as he was suspended for the first game and part of the second in 2013. TCU head coach Gary Patterson even questioned Field's selection as the preseason defensive player of the year. He is quite a talent, however.
Jul 22 - 10:42 AM

TCU senior WR Brandon Carter is unlikely to play this season, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

TCU head coach Gary Patterson said Carter "probably will not play this year. Academically he will not make it." Carter was arrested in April on possession of marijuana; charges were later dropped. Patterson's response to a question about whether he wanted Carter to stick around the school to regain eligibility was ominous. "No. He has a redshirt year and I think the best thing for him is to get a new start," he said. "It's setting a precedent - you have to go to school." Carter was a five-star recruit who caught 90 passes for 1,312 yards with nine touchdowns over the past three seasons. His NFL prospects are precarious at best.
Jul 21 - 7:28 PM

TCU senior DT Chucky Hunter does a 520-pound bench and 460-pound clean.

The ultra-strong lane clogger was named to Bruce Feldman's All-Freak Team. TCU's leading DL tackler in 2013 has been named to the Second Team All-Big 12 each of the past two seasons. He is about to embark upon his third year as a starter. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote last month that Hunter has "a quick first step with fast hands to pack a punch at the point of attack, but is still developing his upper body technique and shed skills to better work through single blockers."
Source: Fox Sports
Jul 12 - 11:49 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes TCU junior S Chris Hackett's "NFL arrow is pointing up."

Hackett certainly looks the part at 6-foot-2, 196 pounds, and he has NFL-grade athleticism with a 4.62 40-yard dash. Hackett finished second on the squad with 88 tackles last year. Brugler believes his stock is rising due to a "versatile skill-set and pro pedigree."
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 9 - 10:49 PM

TCU senior DT Chucky Hunter "moves well for the position and carries his weight like a lighter player," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Hunter uses his "coordinated footwork and balance to work through and around a crowd to the ballcarrier," writes the scribe. TCU's leading DL tackler in 2013 is about to embark upon his third year as a starter. "A high character player on and off the field, Hunter has a quick first step with fast hands to pack a punch at the point of attack, but is still developing his upper body technique and shed skills to better work through single blockers," Brugler wrote. "Conference coaches voted him Second Team All-Big 12 the past two seasons and the TCU coaching staff (and NFL scouts) are looking for Hunter to take another step forward in his development as a senior and boost his grade among pro evaluators."
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 9 - 10:39 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler calls TCU senior S Sam Carter a "work-in-progress" who must work on his tackling technique.

Brugler calls Carter "one of the hardest competitors" in the Big 12. A former QB, Carter struggled initially when the Horned Frogs' coaching staff shifted him to the secondary in 2011. He's improved rapidly over the past few years. "He uses his eyes well to read, react and attack, covering the deep half of the field and lining up near the line of scrimmage," Brugler wrote. "Carter needs to improve his tackling technique to better break down and finish once he makes contact, but he has improved in this area. Overall, he is still a work-in-progress, but he shows the confidence, athleticism and natural ball awareness to continue developing into a next level safety." Carter enters the 2014 campaign with nine interceptions and 21 passes defended in his career.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 9 - 9:05 PM

CBS Sport's Dane Brugler believes TCU red-shirt sophomore DE Devonte Fields could be the "top NFL prospect out of TCU since LaDainian Tomlinson in 2001."

"He beats blocks with his natural athleticism as the game comes easy to him. Fields' development in 2014 is crucial to his NFL future, already showing high first round potential as an impact pass rusher," Brugler wrote. As a true freshman, the TCU prospect led the Horned Frogs with 18.5 tackles for loss and 10 sacks. After being suspended for the first two games of the season he was then limited in action, before injuring his foot and ending his season. Now that Fields is fully healthy, he'll get an opportunity to top his breakout freshman performance. If Fields can work on his technique and show evaluators that he can start converting speed to power, he'll be sure to raise his stock during this upcoming season.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 9 - 8:26 PM

TCU junior WR Kolby Listenbee's 10.12 (wind-aided) second 100-meter dash was the fastest by an FBS football player during the track season.

At the Big 12 Championships in May, Listenbee ranked fifth in the 100 meters and finished fourth in the 200 meters. We've seen flashes of his track speed on the field, but he'll need to be far more consistent to reach the NFL. Listenbee has recorded just three catches in his career, but TCU wants to throw the ball around more, so he'll have a chance to make his mark.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 7 - 10:16 PM


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