Here are your Thursday Links O'War. Lots of drama and gossip today. Must be July.
Distancing itself from Fields until things get resolved is the right thing to do for TCU. These are strong allegations that go beyond the typical "deserves a second chance" verbiage coaches tend to relay
Cops investigating Devonte Fields: Jake Trotter, ESPN
"Whether it be a football player or any other student on this campus, if anything like this happened and they were investigating it, they would do the same thing, which basically that means you're not allowed on campus," TCU coach Gary Patterson said Tuesday.
Big 12 football: Baylor wants respect, TCU takes a leap and Tech dares to dream: Dallas Culture Map
TCU’s 4-8 record last season, along with the awful offense and an inability to protect the football, is what prompted Patterson’s big move, one he’s been contemplating for two years."It's about scoring points. We can't turn the ball over," Patterson said. "And then on defense it's still about stopping the run, still about making people kick field goals and don't give up the big play."
Manziel ready to settle down with TCU student? Check Instagram first: Because the headline and the article were just too good not to share.
The Browns rookie has been spotted frequently of late with Colleen Crowley, a student at TCU. Ever since the two took in a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park together in early July — and reportedly on a handful of occasions before that — it seems that Crowley has been at Johnny Football’s side so often that it lends credence to the speculation that the two are in it for more than just a summertime fling.