Shaun Nixon has a knee injury that will likely result in a redshirt season for him, TCU coach Gary Patterson said. The freshman running back from Lake Travis suffered the injury in practice last week and will undergo surgery.
Four-star Pineville offensive lineman Cody Ford, arguably the crown jewel of the Horned Frogs’ 2015 class, flipped his verbal commitment from TCU to Big 12 foe Oklahoma.
The Frogs have two scrimmages left in training camp, but hope to have a decision made by Saturday between junior Trevone Boykin and senior transfer Matt Joeckel. Patterson said there is no clear separation between the two yet.
"This is the type of offense a receiver wants to be in," Horned Frogs receiver David Porter said. "You get to spread the defense out and get the ball in open spaces."
TCU is looking to bounce back after a sub-par 4-8 overall record. They went 2-7 in the Big 12 with their two wins coming over conference whipping boys Kansas and Iowa State. However, they lost four Big 12 games by a combined eleven points to Oklahoma, West Virginia, Kansas State and Baylor.
"Laura comes from Oregon State University, where she's been the last couple of years working with Kelly Sullivan, who is a very reputable distance coach in our country and has done a great job in resurrecting the Oregon State program," Anderson said. "He did a great job in the SEC when he was at Auburn and he highly recommended Laura. I've known him for a long time so that went a long way."