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TCU promotes Zarnell Fitch to a spot on the defensive football staff | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Fitch should be a force on the recruiting trail, and could possibly wind up as the DL coach.

Which position Fitch will coach is still to be decided as Patterson works on restructuring his defensive staff after the departure of co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach DeMontie Cross to the defensive coordinator position at Missouri.

Fitch was hired as director of high school relations in June 2014.

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TCU QB Trevone Boykin headlines NFLPA Collegiate Bowl roster | CBS Sports

Boykin has been tabbed as a quarterback, wide receiver, or return man, depending on which NFL scout you talk to. The game takes place at 5 p.m. central time on January 23rd, and can be viewed on ESPN2.

Boykin, who has been training with prominent quarterback guru George Whitfield, has the arm strength and athleticism desired for the quarterback position, but scouts hope to see improved mechanics, timing and accuracy during NFLPA Bowl practices. While he is an exciting playmaker with the ball, Boykin is still learning the nuances of the quarterback position.

Men's Basketball

TCU men's basketball continues to struggle with lack of depth | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Same story, different season.

The Horned Frogs played both Baylor and Kansas with a nine-man roster last week and potentially could again Monday night against Texas Tech.

Sophomore guard Malique Trent was unavailable for either game last week because of a violation of team rules, and reserve guard Dalton Dry has missed seven games recovering from mononucleosis.

TCU Set for Texas Tech Monday Night |

Tech is vastly improved this season, and will be a tremendous challenge for the Frogs. The game starts at 6:00 p.m. central.

Fans not able to attend the contest against the Red Raiders can follow it live on ESPNU with Dave Armstrong (Play-By-Play) and Fran Fraschilla (Color) calling the action live.

Football Recruiting

Alabama has attention of TCU commit Sci Martin after official visit |

If Bama is coming after a TCU commit, you know the Frogs are on to something.

And now Alabama has moved into the mix for Martin's signature. He said he has an official visit set for LSU next weekend.

"They stand up there right now," Martin said. "They definitely have my attention."

Offensive tackle Lucas Niang down to Auburn, TCU, and Miami | SEC Country

Miami really isn't in the picture though, according to Niang.

“Right now, it’s between TCU and Auburn,” said Niang, the No. 50 tackle in the country. “Miami has a whole new coaching staff and I haven’t really met those guys yet.”

Big 12 commit can see himself  'an Alabama football player' | SEC Country

Alabama has huge pull, but TCU is still leading for Sci Martin's services.

So what does Alabama need to do to sway the TCU commit away from spending his college days in Fort Worth, Texas?

“I still need to develop more of a bond with those guys,” Martin said. “At TCU, I’ve been talking to these guys for around two years now. I’ve had a long bond with those guys. I still have to get a feel for how these guys are because I’ve only talked to coach Saban twice since being recruited by Alabama. I’ve also only talked to (linebackers coach Tosh) Lupoi two times.”