With many questions still unanswered four days before his team faces LSU at AT&T Stadium, TCU head coach Gary Patterson made it clear that they’d remain that way until Saturday night.
“You’ll find out at game time,” Patterson said. The all-time winningest coach at TCU was asked whether star defensive end Devonte Fields would play against LSU.
Fields was suspended for the first two games of the season earlier in the year for a “violation of team rules.” He was named AP Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year last season.
Patterson caused some controversy when he listed junior defensive end Matt Anderson OR Devonte Fields as a starting defensive end on the latest depth chart. This came after Patterson stated that Fields would be suited up on the sidelines for the game.
TCU coach Gary Patterson said DE Devonte Fields will be suited up and on the sidelines Saturday night.
— Stefan Stevenson (@FollowtheFrogs) August 26, 2013
While avoiding a direct answer, Patterson did make it clear that Fields playing against LSU would not be very likely.
“If you were a betting man and you know me, you know which way you’d bet,” Patterson said. “[Fields has] already been embarrassed…The key for me is, it’s still about teaching life lessons.”
Patterson took a similar approach with his quarterback situation. Patterson has yet to name senior Casey Pachall or sophomore Trevone Boykin the starting quarterback.
“I haven’t even told my wife,” Patterson said. “Saturday at 8.”
Both Pachall and Boykin are expected to be captains for Saturday’s game.
Patterson made it clear that he wants “any advantage he can get” against LSU. It seems we’ll find out when the Tigers do about who exactly is taking the field for the Frogs.