TCU defensive end Devonte Fields will suit up and be on the
sidelines against LSU but coach Gary Patterson declined to say whether his star
is still suspended.
"You’ll find out at game time," Patterson said Tuesday during his media luncheon.
Patterson said his track record on similar personnel issues “speaks for itself,” indicating that Fields is unlikely to play in the opener at 8 p.m. Saturday at AT&T Stadium.
Fields is listed atop TCU's newly-released depth with Matt Anderson with only an “or” separating them. Coaches use “or” on depth charts to indicate that either player listed could start the game.
Patterson said he chose to list Fields as a potential starter to confuse LSU.
"If you’re a betting man, and you know me, you probably know which way to bet," Patterson said, which seems to indicate that Fields won't play.
Fields was named the Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year in 2012. Patterson suspended Fields after he broke unspecified team rules in the spring.