TCU football notes: Rest doing Frogs some good ahead of Fiesta Bowl

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Quentin Johnston dealt with injuries much of the season but said the time off before the Fiesta Bowl should get him to full strength (The Associated Press/Stephen Spillman).


By Jeff Wilson
Frogs Today senior writer


FORT WORTH —  Quentin Johnston, the terrific wide receiver who has been playing on two hurt ankles, said he’s at around 90 percent of full strength but will reach 100 percent by the end of next week.

Johnny Hodges, the Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year, said he’s fine after missing the Big 12 championship game.

Thorpe Award winner Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson said a summer ankle injury is the best it has felt in four of five months.

Time off has served TCU well ahead of the Dec. 31 Fiesta Bowl, where the third-ranked Horned Frogs will face No. 2 Michigan in the College Football Playoff semifinals.

It’s been evident on the practice field.

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