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TCU News: “Since I’ve gotten here, I’ve worked for everything I’ve had to get.”

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Camp is open, QBs are competing, and Collins isn’t going down without a fight.

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TCU QB Matthew Baldwin Gets Hosed by NCAA | Heartland College Sports

I would have no problem with Baldwin not being eligible... if Tate Martell wasn’t either.

For Baldwin, timing was his biggest enemy. He transferred to TCU after playing in Ohio State’s spring game in April, which was after the stricter rules were scheduled to be put into place. And sure it was unlikely he was going to end up winning the starting QB job in Fort Worth since he had only been with the program for a couple of months, but that doesn’t change the fact that the NCAA’s own incompetency and hypocrisy continues to affect the future of young men and women in collegiate athletics.

Anyone who transferred this year should have been grandfathered into the previously-weak rules the NCAA had established. Baldwin’s eligibility should have been viewed under the same prism as Fields’ and Martell’s were. That’s only fair.

TCU pleased NCAA agreed QB Shawn Robinson’s waiver claim was ‘factually incorrect’ | The Star-Telegram

Speaking of denied waivers...

For TCU, it would continue to defend its football program and coach Gary Patterson. The university did the same when former receiver Kolby Listenbee made similar accusations, and both sides recently settled that case.

In the end, TCU is pleased with the conclusion the NCAA reached on Robinson’s claims.

Insider TCU Practice Notes: QB battle heating up, but who has edge? Reagor shining | The Star-Telegram

Gaines was super impressive.

As stated, the defensive backs shined, particularly during the individual portion of practice.

Gaines jumped the route to intercept the pass by Collins, and Patterson likes how Gaines is returning from a season-ending injury.

But, as Patterson noted, Gaines plays a demanding position in the defense. For instance, Patterson looked ahead to the Purdue game where Gaines will likely be matched up against All-America receiver Rondale Moore.

‘Hype ends today.’ Sizing up TCU’s QB battle going into fall camp. Delton the favorite? | The Star-Telegram

Drew does a really nice job here of differentiating the competitors. Mike Collins doesn’t want to be the forgotten man.

He is 100 percent healthy from a season-ending leg injury last year that also knocked him out of spring practice. Cumbie made it clear that Collins will get a fair opportunity to win the job, and that’s all he wants.

“Since I’ve gotten here, I’ve worked for everything I’ve had to get,” Collins said. “I don’t have hype, or whatever it is, I don’t really care. Hype ends today when fall camp starts tomorrow. I’m just ready to go out there. I’ve worked really long and hard to get to this position, and I’m just ready to go.”

Frogs in fall camp: As TCU’s QB competition drags on, Gary Patterson sees promise in newcomers | Sports Day

It’s too early to tell, but there’s hope.

Through two days of fall camp, the Horned Frogs have hardly found enough of a groove for Gary Patterson to effectively identify a Week 1 starter -- let alone a leading candidate -- from a group that includes at least five viable passers.

”I have to get through five days,” Patterson told reporters post-practice. “You can’t tell with the quarterbacks because people are still running routes, learning, all the things that have to happen.”