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TCU News: “If we’re able to play Aug. 29, our football team will be ready”

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It’s go time in college football.

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The COVID challenge rises as TCU football puts pads on Friday amid possible disruptions | The Star-Telegram

We are about to find out how college football works.

“If we’re able to play Aug. 29, our football team will be ready,” Donati said. “We fully understand that there could be some disruptions and potentially some student-athletes or even coaches that are out. But we believe that our health and safety protocols are really good. The health and safety of our players and staff is going to come first, but we’re excited to play and we’re hopeful that we can do that Aug. 29.”

Donati said plans remain the same to play Week Zero and Week Two. Opponents have not been finalized yet.

However, sources have indicated that TCU would likely open the season at UNLV on Aug. 29 at Las Vegas’ new Allegiant Stadium. Both TCU and UNLV were scheduled to play Cal in nonconference matchups before the Pac-12 opted for a conference-only schedule.

Texas football looking at 25% capacity for home games. Will others follow suit? | The Star-Telegram

TCU has yet to announce their policy.

“We’re modeling a number of options including 50%, although that seems less likely,” TCU athletic director Jeremiah Donati told the Star-Telegram on Wednesday.

At 25% capacity, Texas would be able to host approximately 25,000 at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. For TCU, it would limit crowds to 11,500 at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Texas A&M’s Kyle Field would be able to hold just over 25,500.

Texas Motor Speedway hosted the state’s first sporting event open to fans with the NASCAR Cup race on July 19. A reported 15,000 to 20,000 fans were on hand at the 125,000-seat track.

TCU 2020 Player Profile: Tevailance Hunt | Horned Frog Blitz

He has to be one of the guys that breaks out this fall.

HOW MUCH WILL HE PLAY?

Hunt will compete for the starting “X” position, which is a position he made nine starts at in 2019. Regardless if he starts or not, we will still see him in the rotation plenty. Of the outside receivers on the roster, he combines the best size, athleticism and experience of the group. At worst, he will be a second team guy but I’m betting that he will be a starter again this season.

Hunt is without a doubt one of my favorite players on the team. From the time I met him in high school the guy just comes off very grateful for every opportunity he has. I still remember telling Frog fans after seeing him at a summer camp to watch out for him and that he would be a player that would keep getting better. Which, he did. He went from being a receiver ranked in the 100’s for his position to being a top 25 guy. I feel we’ve all just seen a glimpse of what he can become in his first two years on campus; I really feel this is going to be a productive year for him. He will surpass 20 catches without a doubt.