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Friday Links O' War: August 8, 2014

Devonte Fields is officially a Lumberjack, Camp updates, and pieces on Carpenter and Dalton.

The record TCU needs to flip for a better season | Big Mac Blog

Finishing 4-8 does not lend itself to many positives, but on closer look there is a good reason to believe why TCU will finish with a winning record and better than its projected finish of seventh in the Big 12.

TCU Football Starts Camp with a Learning Curve | TCU 360

With temperatures reaching over 100 degrees the Horned Frog Football Team hit the practice field to start preparing for their third season in the Big 12.

TCU ex Fields joins new teammates at SFA | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Former TCU defensive end and Big 12 preseason defensive player of the year Devonte Fields is now a member of the Stephen F. Austin football team, according to his high school coach Bob Wager of Arlington Martin.

2014 Preview: Depth Marks Tailback Position |

Catalon led TCU in rushing for the second straight season with 569 yards in 2013, becoming the first Horned Frog since Joseph Turner (2007-09) to top TCU in rushing in consecutive years. Catalon closed the 2013 campaign with a career-high 93 yards on 11 carries against Baylor.

TCU & West Virginia Have Struggled | Daily Oklahoman

Both the Mountaineers and the Horned Frogs have been major disappointments so far. During Big 12 Media Days two weeks ago, WVU coach Dana Holgorsen and TCU coach Gary Patterson talked about the challenges their programs face.

Elliott Barzilli Transferring to TCU | From The Rumble Seat

We haven't had much baseball news up until today. Through Twitter, rising sophomore IF Elliott Barzilli announced that he would be playing for the TCU Horned Frogs in the upcoming season.

Cardinals value Carpenter's plate discipline more than his TCU coach did | Fox Sports

"I didn't need him to lead off. I needed him to hit," TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle said Wednesday. "He would get in 3-1 counts with a runner on first and second and that pitch would be right there (just outside) and most left-handed hitters are swinging. He'd take it and now we would have the bases loaded for the next guy. 'Come on, Carp. The next guy is not as good as you. I need you to swing.'"

Dalton deal fits Bengals perfectly | Fort Worth Star Telegram

The dismay coming from Cincinnati this week, therefore, has been disarming. We see 33 touchdown passes last season as the Bengals’ No. 1 quarterback and three straight seasons of postseason appearances. And NFL fans in Cincinnati only seem to see three straight years of playoff losses.