Song was expected to be the guy coming into fall camp, and Bunce was excellent in the spring. But it’s a new name that has Patterson’s attention as we near opening night.
Song and Ritchie have been the top two competitors in camp. Ritchie has shown a bigger leg, but Patterson said he was not up to speed in conditioning early in camp because he didn’t kick as much during the spring and summer, when his eligibility had yet to be certified. He was cleared last week.
Patterson said both kickers are hitting from 40-plus yards. Last week, both lined up for a 52-yard try and missed, but Richie’s ball was only a little bit right and “could have been a 60.”
RJ Nembhard has been a revelation for TCU in Australia, joining a talented group of guards in lighting up the scoreboard.
Nembhard made nine of 14 shots in scoring 20 points, his most on the Australia trip, and Olden made five of seven shots.
Vladimir Brodziansky added 13 points and five rebounds in 14 minutes.
“We got out of here with everyone healthy and with five wins,” Dixon said. “Everyone got some minutes and had a great experience all the way around. The cities of Sydney and Melbourne were great to us. We know what we need to work on, and we’ve got plenty of work to do.”