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TCU News: “He doesn’t allow for excuses. He was never a guy I had to worry about handling his business.”

His former position coach stays a big fan of Vernon Scott.

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Positive energy buoyed Vernon Scott’s breakthrough |

It’s really hard not to love Vernon Scott. He’s going to make it at the next level for sure.

In Green Bay, he’ll reunite with close friend and former TCU teammate Ty Summers, who also was drafted by the Packers in the seventh round a year ago.

“Day 3, yeah, I was kind of down on myself for that, but it was really out of my control,” Scott said. “I’m just blessed to be a Packer. I’m in the right place, the place I need to be.”

Gonzales believes Scott’s “best football is still in front him,” with all the tools to play anywhere in the secondary. If the Packers want to put him in the box as a hybrid safety, Scott has the grit and toughness to hold his own there, too.

After the draft was over, Gonzales called Scott to congratulate him and say how proud he was of the work he put in over the last four years. But that was then and this is very much now. Once Scott is allowed to report, Gonzales told his pupil that his first stop better be to special teams coordinator Shawn Mennenga’s office.

“My parting words with him were introduce yourself to the special teams coordinator and make sure you pay as much attention in those meetings as you do in any of our DB meetings,” Gonzales said. “Because if you really want to stick in that league, you have to play special teams. The roster sizes are limited. He understands that. I know he’s going to make a concerted effort and be a contributor.”

Around Campus:

A burger favorite’s landmark TCU location has closed for good amid recession | The Star-Telegram

Pour one out for the OG.

TCU-area restaurants are facing a slow summer and fall with fewer students in school and football attendance potentially limited.

Fred’s and Rusty Taco are at least the eighth and ninth notable Fort Worth-area restaurants to close permanently as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, along with Bird Café in Sundance Square, Tacos Del Norte (not related to a different Godley restaurant), a Hoffbrau Steak & Grill in Fort Worth (still open in Benbrook, Granbury and Haltom City), a Cork & Pig Tavern on Crockett Row (still open in Irving), a Dixie House Cafe near Mansfield (reopening soon at three Fort Worth locations), Buttons Restaurant (moving to Dallas) and Birdie Bop, which was inside the Moon Bar.

In Weatherford, Saltwater closed. A cousin restaurant, Shep’s Place, moved to 202 Fort Worth Highway into the former Shep’s Scoreboard, now named simply Shep’s.

Ones For Texas: TCU Faculty Congratulates Class Of 2020 | CBS DFW

This is cute.

The faculty at Texas Christian University gave a very special (and virtual) congratulations to the graduating class of 2020.

The college is expected to hold an in-person event in August.