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TCU practice update from Gary Patterson | The Star-Telegram

GP is already mixing and matching as the Frogs work towards their third practice of fall camp, moving players from defense to offense to build depth along the line. One of the biggest questions for the Frogs is how do you replace the best kicker in TCU history?

Patterson said placekicker Jonathan Song had a good day in practice Friday and “we were OK in punting,” where Adam Nunez has taken over. “But we’ve got to keep doing a better job,” he said.

TCU’s Kenny Hill says he’s better prepared for his second chance | WFAA.com

The A&M transfer has said and done everything off the field just right, but the true test comes as camp opens, as he will be vying for the starting job against Foster Sawyer.

"Just don't get too high with the highs and low with the lows," Hill said of what he learned from his failure at A&M. "Just stay even-keeled, consistent the entire time."

TCU co-offensive coordinator Doug Meacham takes dig at Manziel, A&M | Dallas News

Once rumored to be a potential successor to Kevin Sumlin if he doesn’t survive the season, Meacham may have slammed that door shut Friday afternoon.

"It's kind of unfair," Meacham told SportsOnEarth. "You're a young kid, you roll into a school where the Heisman Trophy winner is a guy that misses meetings and does whatever he wants to, and in your mind, you think, 'Well, that's just how you're supposed to do it.' So, I don't think that helped him a whole lot."

While many Aggie fans responded to the Meach quote with digs at former TCU QB Casey Pachall, it’s important to note that Pachall was held accountable for his actions, receiving treatment for his disease, and went on to earn a degree. By all accounts, he is doing well in the next stage of his life.

Carroll compares Trevone Boykin to Russell Wilson, again | Pro Football Talk

The UDFA continues to impress in Seahawks camp, seeming to have solidified his grip on the backup QB role.

“Something good every day, really he’s handling it,” Carroll recently told reporters regarding Boykin. “He is in command of the huddle. He has got a terrific physical ability; he can throw, he can run, he can do all that stuff in similar style. He can do the same things that we try to do with Russ. So now it is just a long journey to get him right in a lot of areas. He has got the makeup, it appears, and I am really excited about him. We know, we have watched him play enough, he’s got football kind of playmaking abilities. He is always able to make things happen and in a very similar fashion as Russell did. We’re very confident that he has a chance to help us.”

Basketball:

TCU coaching trees of Jamie Dixon, Bill Montigel, rooted together | The Star-Telegram

A pretty cool story about the relationship between Jamie Dixon and TCU Golf coach Jamie Dixon, which goes back decades and now includes Bill’s son.

“I didn’t even know he was on staff until I got out here. He was quiet; he was to himself initially,” Dixon said of Thomas Montigel, whom he promoted last month to operations coordinator. “I realized after a month here all the things he was getting done for us and how bright and hard working he was. It’s kind of cool the way it happened, and to be here to see him develop, but the most gratifying thing is that the guy earns it, is a hard worker and does a good job.”

Baseball:

TCU ex Brandon Finnegan learning to be ace for Cincinnati Reds | The Star-Telegram

Finny, who represented Micah Ahern last night at the Red’s Stand Up 2 Cancer event, seems to have found his groove on the mound for his new team, as he survived a rough patch in June to come back with a strong July.

“Just keep that level head. Everybody goes through it. There’s always stuff to work on.”

Frogs in Rio:

TCU’s Sarah Scherer Finishes 8th in Women’s 10m Rifle Final | NBC DFW 5

Though she didn’t make the medal stand, Scherer has overcome major surgeries to compete in her second Olympics. Her USA teammate, and WVU freshman, Virginia Thrasher, won the first gold of the games in the same event.

After earning 416.8 points in the 40-shot qualification round of the Women's 10m Air Rifle competition, TCU's Sarah Scherer finished 8th in her bid for a gold medal in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games on Saturday.