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Friday Links O' War: April 10, 2015

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TCU baseball takes on Kansas State this weekend, and the football spring game is tonight.

Football

Friday Night Under The Lights | GoFrogs.com

The defending Big 12 champion TCU football team will close spring practice Friday at 7 p.m. "Under the Lights" in Amon G. Carter Stadium. Admission is free.

TCU watching backup QBs in spring game as Boykin rehabs wrist | Fort Worth Star Telegram

But all of the potential backups will, and the Horned Frogs’ offensive staff will be watching with a keen eye, trying to pick up any differences to help sort out the competition between Bram Kohlhausen, Foster Sawyer and Grayson Muehlstein.

TCU QBs on the spot in spring game | ESPN

Boykin is sidelined for TCU's spring game on Friday, providing an opportunity for one of his three understudies -- Bram Kohlhausen, Foster Sawyer and Grayson Muehlstein -- to make a good impression to end spring ball. Patterson says he's seen progress from all three. They can run the offense at a fast tempo. But can he win with them if needed?

TCU coach Gary Patterson explains his gripes with the CFP selection process | Dallas Morning News

“I was told why we had a committee was we were going to take all that stuff out of it. I remember talking about the championship games and they shouldn’t have mattered,” Patterson said. “Their job was to watch all this film and pick the top four teams no matter where you played and what you did. And then, all of a sudden in the end it got down to they played a championship game and we didn’t. That’s not what we were told. We were told they would pick the four best teams.”

Minnesota Gopher's De'Vonte Campbell not backing down from TCU, Ohio State comments | FOX Sports

"I'm not taking anything away from Ohio State. Great team. Once again, congratulations to them on winning the national championship," Campbell said. "But overall, I just feel like TCU had a better overall team and it really consisted of the players. I feel like their defense complemented their offense. I don't know. It's just what I think from playing against both teams, honestly."

TCU's Gary Patterson on missing College Football Playoff | SB Nation

Now, more than four months after the fact, TCU head coach Gary Patterson opened up to reporters about the Frogs' snub, and surprise! He wasn't a big fan of how things went down.

Without Boykin, TCU wraps up 'tough' spring months after Big 12 title and playoff snub | Minnesota Star Tribune

The first thing TCU coach Gary Patterson told his team this offseason was to remember the 4-8 record from two seasons ago and not act like the team that was the Big 12 co-champion with 12 wins and came oh so close to a playoff spot last fall.

TCU's Gary Patterson says someone will always feel screwed by college football's postseason | NBC Sports

“No matter what we’ve called it during my 33 years of college football coaching, whether we had the BCS or the coaches’ poll, whatever they had, somebody has felt like they got screwed,” Patterson said while talking to reporters this week. “That will go on.”

Baseball

TCU Set For Road Test At Kansas State | GoFrogs.com

Riding a three-game winning streak, TCU will continue Big 12 play this weekend when it travels to Manhattan, Kan. for a three-game series at Kansas State. All three games will be televised on FOX College Sports-Pacific.

No. 2 TCU baseball set to take on Big 12 rival Kansas State | TCU 360

The No. 2 TCU baseball team will continue a tough stretch of its schedule on Friday when the team heads up to Manhattan, Kansas, to take on Kansas State for a three-game series.

TCU's Mitchell Traver 'My faith is the foundation' | College Baseball Central

Redshirt sophomore Mitchell Traver (5-0) has had a remarkable year at Texas Christian University. The 6 feet 7 inch 255 pound right-handed pitchers .99 ERA is seventh in the nation, and in 45.2 innings pitched he has only allowed eight runs, 10 walks, and has struck out 43 batters while holding opposing teams to a .186 batting average.