Gary Patterson revealed Tuesday, during his weekly press conference, that receiver KaVontae Turpin and center Austin Schlottman would be game-time decisions for Saturday’s matchup against No. 12 West Virginia.
GP says Austin Schlottman and KaVontae Turpin will be gametime decisions. Either one returning would be big, big news.— Grant McGalliard (@GrantMcGTCU) October 18, 2016
Grant is right. Getting just one of the two back would be huge news, but getting both back would absolutely spark an offense that, while it has been putting up good numbers, has been ridiculously inconsistent since both went out with injuries.
This indicates that the rumors about the most severe potential injuries suffered by Turpin and Schlottman are likely untrue, as both would require much more time to recover than what they’ve had to this point.
On another big note, it appears that cornerback Julius Lewis could be back this weekend as well. Lewis suffered a major injury back in February, and it was suggested that it would keep him out for the season.
GP also says Julius Lewis could be back for this game. Defense is getting healthier.— PurpleMenace.com (@TCU_Rivals) October 18, 2016
Having depth back at cornerback will be massive for the defense moving forward.
All of this news should give the Frogs even more energy as they head to Morgantown for what could be their toughest game of the season to this point.