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Final spring football practice open to public

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The TCU football team prepares for their matchup with Kansas last season. (Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.com)

The TCU football team prepares for their matchup with Kansas last season. (Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.com)

TCU football’s final practice of the spring, which begins at 11 a.m. Saturday in Amon G. Carter Stadium, will be open to the public, giving fans and recruits a brief look at the Horned Frogs football team in action.

“We’re not gonna go very long,” head football coach Gary Patterson said. “We’ve been going quite a bit.”

Patterson said after Tuesday’s practice that recruiting played a big part in the decision to have an open spring game. The Frogs have held closed scrimmages for the past several years.

“People were all mad at me because everybody was having them and I didn’t,” Patterson said. “Now they’re not.”

Patterson referred to other schools which hold closed spring games, including Texas A&M. Patterson said he's had reservations about opening practices to the pubic because of observers bringing cameras and taking footage of the team.

The university’s all-time winningest coach has said repeatedly that he does not like having public spring games because he frequently watches tape of other teams' spring games.



Frog Fest Information

Following the practice, players will be available on the east concourse of Amon G. Carter Stadium to autograph complimentary 2014 TCU football posters, according to a press release.

The first 1,000 students in attendance will receive a free Chick-fil-A biscuit and the first 500 fans will be given a free TCU football t-shirt.

Fan can enter the east side of the stadium through Gates 7 and 8. Concession stands on that side of the stadium and TCU's team store will also be open, according to the release.

Activities for kids, including inflatables, games and face painting, will be set up in the northeast concourse area.

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