After originally agreeing to grant a release to the preseason Big 12 defensive player of the year, TCU has suspended Fields from the school for violations of the student honor code.
Shaun Nixon, Kyle Hicks and Aaron Green emerged in the first week of practice. But there is also the leading rusher from the past two seasons, B.J. Catalon, and Trevorris Johnson to consider. Any one of those names is a candidate to better the modest 569 yards that led the team a year ago.
It could be like one of its former conference mates left behind now that the Big 12, Pac-12, SEC, ACC and Big 10 have been granted power to make more of their own rules, which could mean a big recruiting advantage if they are able to usher in greater benefits to their student-athletes.