Pachall is not leaving school at least. Following the injury, which came in a Sept. 7 romp over Southeastern Louisiana, Pachall was quick to return to the football offices and offer any help necessary to Boykin and the other quarterbacks. It is possible he could be available to play for the Horned Frogs late in the season, as well as in a bowl game. - The Sports Xchange
09/12/2013 - With Pachall injury, QB job again is Boykin's...Casey Pachall did not have to return to TCU. After bouncing out of the program last season and entering a treatment program for substance abuse, Pachall could have tried to turn pro. That would have been a challenge, of course, but then so was returning to TCU and trying to quarterback the Horned Frogs again after playing four games last season and then leaving. After an arrest on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, Pachall and the TCU staff determined football was not in his best interest.
Not this season, however. Allowed to return to school for spring classes, Pachall participated in those drills, then competed with Trevone Boykin for the QB job. Named the starter for the first game, Pachall struggled and split time with Boykin. Then, in week two, Pachall fractured his left (non-throwing arm), an injury that will force him to miss eight weeks. - The Sports Xchange
09/08/2013 - TCU QB Pachall out eight weeks...TCU quarterback Casey Pachall could miss at least eight weeks because of a broken arm, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Sunday. Pachall injured his non-throwing left arm during the No. 24 Horned Frogs' 38-17 win over Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday. He had surgery to repair the forearm fracture. He could return in early November. Trevone Boykin will fill in for Pachall. Boykin started nine games last season after Pachall left the team to seek treatment for substance abuse addiction.
Boykin replaced Pachall and played most of the second half in the season opener against LSU and started at wide receiver against Southeastern Louisiana. Boykin caught three passes for 25 yards before replacing Pachall behind center. TCU visits Texas Tech on Thursday. - The Sports Xchange
09/07/2013 - TCU quarterback Casey Pachall has left the game against Southeastern Louisiana with an apparent injury to his left arm or wrist. Pachall was hurt at the end of an 8-yard run late in the second quarter Saturday when he used his left arm to brace for a fall as he was being hit by two defenders. A trainer could be seen checking the area around Pachall's wrist before he walked to the locker room.
Pachall missed most of the 2012 season after getting arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. He was replaced by Trevone Boykin. Pachall and Boykin split time in the TCU's season-opening loss to LSU, but Pachall had taken almost all the snaps before leaving Saturday's game. Boykin came in and led a drive to a field goal on the final play of the half to give TCU a 17-14 lead. - AP Sports
09/07/2013 - TCU quarterback Casey Pachall will miss at least one game after injuring his left forearm in a win over Southeastern Louisiana. TCU won 38-17 on Saturday but coach Gary Patterson said that Pachall's injury was "probably not good." He didn't offer anything more specific besides ruling Pachall out for No. 24 TCU's visit to Texas Tech for its Big 12 opener on Thursday night.
Pachall was injured at the end of an 8-yard run late in the second quarter when the senior used his left arm to brace for a fall as he was being hit by two defenders. Trevone Boykin, who replaced Pachall last year after his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving, came in Saturday with the score tied 14-all and led three straight scoring drives. - AP Sports
08/31/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: QB Casey Pachall will attract more attention than anyone on the TCU roster, whether he starts at quarterback or not in the season opener against LSU. Pachall left school after four games a year ago to receive substance abuse treatment, then was allowed to return. He is a terrific passer who sees the field well and avoids mistakes, which the Horned Frogs made far too often last season when they committed 29 turnovers. Expect Pachall to start over Trevone Boykin, although coach Gary Patterson will not officially name a starter until game time. - The Sports Xchange
08/12/2013 - OTHER TCU PROSPECTS WORTH WATCHING: QB Casey Pachall (6-4, 226, 4.67)...Although he's likely to earn the starting job back, Pachall's checkered past with substance abuse will hurt his chances of being drafted as high (if at all) as his skills warrant. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
07/31/2013 - Earlier this summer, TCU coach Gary Patterson told CBSSports.com that he was unsure if Casey Pachall would return to the team after his indefinite suspension in October. "I didn't know," Patterson said of Pachall's possible return. "I put it in his hands. The biggest thing was to give him hope and understanding." Casey Pachall spoke to the media for the first time since his October drunk driving arrest. He spent three months at a substance abuse treatment facility and returned to school in January. According to the senior quarterback, the entire experience has changed him for the better. "I've matured a lot," Pachall said. "Everything that's happened, happened for a reason. Everything I did was part of the plan and needed to be done."
Pachall will continue to battle with sophomore quarterback Trevone Boykin for the starting job when fall camp opens Thursday afternoon. The Horned Frogs were 4-0 before Pachall was suspended and Boykin was forced into the starter's role for the remainder of the season. TCU finished the year 7-6, falling to Michigan State in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
Gary Patterson has been hesitant to give the starting job right back to Pachall, who is scheduled to graduate in December, but few close to the program believe that Boykin will beat him out for the job. Boykin's play was inconsistent -- but not unexpected for a freshman -- a year ago. Pachall's experience gives him an edge in the competition, and Gary Patterson said as much on Wednesday. "It's not going to be one of those where we split 50/50, one is going to be the starting quarterback," Patterson said on Wednesday. "If it's a tie the older guy is going to win [the starting role]." At the time of his arrest and suspension in 2012, Pachall was averaging 9.8 yards per attempt with 10 touchdowns and just one interception. - Chip Patterson, CBSSports.com
07/22/2013 - 2013 PRESEASON ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): QB Casey Pachall, TCU, Sr/3L, Brownwood, Texas,...Pachall, on the Maxwell Award and Davey O'Brien Award Watch List, is the nation's leader among active quarterbacks in career passing efficiency with a 163.1 rating. His 15-2 record (.882) as a starting quarterback places second in TCU history behind only Jeff Ballard (19-2, .905). - TCU football
07/22/2013 - TCU head coach Gary Patterson knew that Casey Pachall would be a hot topic of discussion Monday. After all, he was voted as the top quarterback in the conference in the preseason media poll despite missing the final nine games of 2012. Pachall is of interest not just because he missed most of last season, but also the reason why. Through four games in 2013, Pachall was among the nation's leaders in just about every passing category, including a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 10-to-1.
In October, he was suspended indefinitely due to an arrest for suspicion of driving while intoxicated and then a few days later he withdrew from school to enter a drug and alcohol treatment facility. Pachall, ranked 13th among 2014 draft quarterback prospects by NFLDraftScout.com, completed his treatment program and re-enrolled at TCU in January, but faces an uphill battle to returning to the top of the mountain.
"A lot of people ask me why I didn't bring Casey to media days," Patterson remarked on Monday. "Number one, we don't know who our starting quarterback is." Sophomore quarterback Trevone Boykin did an admirable job stepping in for Pachall last season, especially considering he had moved to running back prior to the season. But the Horned Frogs managed just three wins in the final nine games in 2012 with Boykin as the starter.
"It won't be a 50-50 thing, I don't think, but I do believe there's a place for both of them," Patterson said. "If it is Casey as the starter, you have Trevone who really can beat you with his legs. He had an unbelievable spring, to be honest with you, which bodes well for us because he's only going to be a sophomore." - The Sports Xchange
07/20/2013 - 2013 WALTER CAMP WATCH LIST: QB Casey Pachall, TCU...TCU is one of just 11 schools nationally to have more than one player on the list. Pachall, on the preseason All-Big 12 team, also appears on watch lists for the Maxwell Award and Davey O'Brien Award. He is the nation's leader among active quarterbacks in career passing efficiency with a 163.1 rating. His 15-2 record (.882) as a starting quarterback places second in TCU history behind only Jeff Ballard (19-2, .905).
Pachall ranks first all-time at TCU in completion percentage (66.4). In just three seasons, he is fifth on TCU's career chart in touchdown passes (36) and seventh in passing yards (3,947). Last year, Pachall became the first TCU quarterback since 2001 to pass for 300 yards in consecutive games. His four career 300-yard games rank second all-time at TCU behind only Andy Dalton (5, 2007-10). - TCU football
07/18/2013 - 2013 DAVEY O'BRIEN WATCH LIST: Casey Pachall, TCU...Pachall, who also appears on the Maxwell Award Watch List, is the nation's leader among active quarterbacks in career passing efficiency with a 163.1 rating. His 15-2 record (.882) as a starting quarterback places second in TCU history behind only Jeff Ballard (19-2, .905). Pachall ranks first all-time at TCU in completion percentage (66.4). In just three seasons, he is fifth on TCU's career chart in touchdown passes (36) and seventh in passing yards (3,947).
Last year, Pachall became the first TCU quarterback since 2001 to pass for 300 yards in consecutive games. His four career 300-yard games rank second all-time at TCU behind only Andy Dalton (5, 2007-10). In the 2011 campaign, his first year as a starter, Pachall set TCU single-season records for completions (228), completion percentage (66.5) and passing yards (2,921). - TCU football
07/12/2013 - 2013 MAXWELL AWARD WATCH LIST: QB Casey Pachall, TCU...Pachall is the nation's leader among active quarterbacks in career passing efficiency with a 163.1 rating. Pachall ranks first all-time at TCU in completion percentage (66.4). In just three seasons, he is fifth on TCU's career chart in touchdown passes (36) and seventh in passing yards (3,947).
Last season, Pachall became the first TCU quarterback since 2001 to pass for 300 yards in consecutive games. His four career 300-yard games rank second all-time at TCU behind only Andy Dalton (5, 2007-10). In the 2011 campaign, his first year as a starter, Pachall set TCU single-season records for completions (228), completion percentage (66.5) and passing yards (2,921).
Pachall was the Walter Camp National Player of the Week after a career-high 473 yards passing and five touchdowns in a 36-35 win at No. 5 Boise State. The 473 yards passing are the most by a TCU quarterback in the 12-season tenure of head coach Gary Patterson and the second-best single-game total in school history. The five touchdown passes tied a TCU mark shared by three others. - TCU football
01/13/2013 - Former TCU quarterback Casey Pachall is back on campus and has rejoined the Horned Frogs football team, coach Gary Patterson told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Pachall left school in October to seek treatment for substance abuse following an arrest for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Patterson said that the former starting quarterback took part in team meetings Sunday, and has done "everything we wanted him to do" in order to rejoin the program. "He looks great," Patterson said. "It's like he looked when he was a freshman. Right now, we feel really good about this. It's never going to be 100 percent perfect but there is a chance we did the right thing and made a difference. You've got to understand, everybody is going to be watching on this."
Pachall was a force in 2011 -- his first season as a starter, throwing for 2,921 yards and 25 touchdowns while completing 66.5 percent of his passes and only throwing seven interceptions on the season. He was off to another strong start through four games in 2012 before the arrest in October. - Chip Patterson, CBSSports.com
01/13/2013 - Texas Christian quarterback Casey Pachall, who left school for three months to address personal issues, is back on the TCU campus and is scheduled to begin classes on Monday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Pachall completed an out-patient treatment for substance abuse on Thursday, according to the report.
Pachall had been TCU's starting quarterback at the beginning of the 2012 season, be he was arrested in early October and suspended indefinitely by the football program following a drunk-driving charge. He left school to enter a rehab program. Trevone Boykin replaced Pachall in the starting lineup, and those two are expected to battle for the starting job in the spring. Pachall has one year of eligibility remaining.
"He looks great," Patterson told the Star-Telegram regarding Pachall. "It's like he looked when he was a freshman. Right now, we feel really good about this. It's never going to be 100 percent perfect but there is a chance we did the right thing and made a difference. You've got to understand, everybody is going to be watching on this." Pachall played in four games this past season, competing 66 percent of his throws with 10 touchdown passes and one interception. - The Sports Xchange
10/10/2012 - The loss of their starting quarterback could be difficult to overcome for a TCU program that had won 12 consecutive games prior to their 37-23 loss to the Cyclones. Considering that a young man's health is involved and that the 6-4, 216 pound Pachall has the physical skill-set to warrant an early ranking among the top quarterbacks for the 2014 NFL draft, however, it is a hard to find fault in his decision to seek help. As a future NFL prospect, Pachall possesses the size and arm strength to adjust from TCU's quick-hitting offense to the more complicated and vertical concepts used by most NFL teams. Last year, his first at the helm after taking over for Cincinnati Bengals' standout Andy Dalton, Pachall finished 12th in the country in pass efficiency, completing a school-record 66.5% of his passes for 2,921 yards (also a TCU record). He thew for 25 touchdowns (against seven interceptions); just two scores less than the 27 Dalton threw in his magical Rose Bowl-winning campaign in 2010. Five of those touchdowns and a gaudy 473 passing yards came in a gutsy performance in which Pachall helped lead TCU to a 36-35 upset victory at Boise State. Through the first four games of this season Pachall had completed 66% of his passes for 948 yards and 10 touchdowns against just one interception. If returns next season, Pachall would be a fifth-year senior with one more year of eligibility remaining. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
10/10/2012 - TCU starting quarterback Casey Pachall has left the team and will be entering a rehabilitation facility, according to Horned Frogs' head coach Gary Patterson. The decision comes one week after being arrested for driving while intoxicated and ends his season. "Hopefully, what our plan is that he (Pachall) gets himself right and keeps the door open for us as far as an opportunity for him to be able to come back here and enroll in the spring," Patterson said. "He would be able to graduate in two semesters, which is the ultimate goal for us." Under Pachall, a junior, TCU had started off the season 4-0 and a spot among the top 25. He was suspended after being arrested for driving while intoxicated October 4, however, and his replacement, redshirt freshman Trevon Boykin, threw three interceptions as TCU was upset by Iowa State. The DWI was the second off-field incident for Pachall (pronounced Pawhall) in the past eight months. Fort Worth police had interviewed him as part of a six-month investigation that resulted in four TCU players being arrested on marijuana delivery charges. While Pachall was not among those arrested, he did admit to police that he'd previously smoked marijuana, tried cocaine and ecstasy and failed a school-given drug test in February. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
10/09/2012 - Casey Pachall left TCU for the rest of the fall semester and is checking into an unnamed inpatient rehabilitation facility, coach Gary Patterson announced Tuesday. Pachall was suspended following his arrest early last Thursday morning for driving while intoxicated, his second such off-field matter in eight months. A failed drug test was made public in August, but Pachall did not face legal repercussions. Pachall will likely enter a 30- or 60-day program, Patterson said. "Hopefully, what our plan is that he (Pachall) gets himself right and keeps the door open for us as far as an opportunity for him to be able to come back here and enroll in the spring," Patterson said. "He would be able to graduate in two semesters, which is the ultimate goal for us." Pachall, 21, was stopped near TCU's campus for running a stop sign and hitting a curb last week. He then registering a blood-alcohol level of more than .15 -- nearly twice the legal limit in Texas. He has since been suspended indefinitely by Patterson. Pachall's parents, reached by CBS Sports last week, declined to comment on the suspension and said they were hoping for "whatever's best" for their son. Pachall has been in trouble before. He shared a house with former TCU linebacker Tanner Brock, who was among four football players arrested during a February campus-wide drug bust. Pachall admitted drug use to police, but his only punishment, Patterson said, was to complete drug and alcohol counseling. - The Sports Xchange
10/08/2012 - QB Casey Pachall was suspended for the Iowa State game following his Oct. 4 arrest on suspicion of DWI. Pachall did not join the TCU team on the sideline. His future status was to be determined early in the preparatory period leading into the Oct. 13 game at Baylor. Another primary contributor on offense, RB Waymon James, was lost for the season with a knee injury in the Sept. 15 game at Kansas.
10/07/2012 - TCU coach Gary Patterson met Sunday with the school's chancellor and athletic director about suspended quarterback Casey Pachall. Patterson said he couldn't say anything more about Pachall until after some other things got done. He wouldn't elaborate. Pachall was indefinitely suspended after being arrested early Thursday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. That came eight months after the junior quarterback admitted to police that he smoked marijuana and failed a team-administered drug test. Asked if there was any change in Pachall's status with the team, Patterson said, "not at this point." Redshirt freshman Trevone Boykin threw for 270 yards and had three interceptions Saturday in a 37-23 home loss to Iowa State. TCU (4-1), which plays Saturday at Baylor, dropped from 15th to out of the latest AP Top 25. - AP Sports
10/04/2012 - TCU quarterback Casey Pachall (PAW'-hall) has been suspended indefinitely after he was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Coach Gary Patterson announced the suspension Thursday morning, hours after police say Pachall was pulled over for running a stop sign near TCU's Fort Worth campus. Fort Worth police Sgt. Pedro Criado says Pachall's blood-alcohol level was above the legal limit, but wouldn't provide specifics. A jail official in nearby Mansfield said Pachall was being held on $1,000 bond. There was no information on an attorney. In February, Pachall admitted to police that he smoked marijuana and failed a drug test two weeks before his roommate was arrested in a sting operation. The 15th-ranked Horned Frogs (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) host Iowa State on Saturday. - AP Sports
10/04/2012 - Texas Christian University suspended Casey Pachall following the Horned Frogs quarterback's arrest Thursday morning for driving while intoxicated, according to multiple reports. Citing Forth Worth police, NBC 5 in Fort Worth reported that Pachall, 21, was stopped near TCU's campus for running a stop sign and hitting a curb. He then registering a blood-alcohol level of more than .15 -- nearly twice the legal limit in Texas. He has since been suspended indefinitely by head coach Gary Patterson. Pachall has been in trouble before. He shared a house with former TCU linebacker Tanner Brock, who was among four football players arrested during a February campus-wide drug bust. He admitted drug use to police, but wasn't arrested. A junior, Pachall started all 13 games for the Horned Frogs last season. This season, he passed for 948 passing yards and 10 touchdowns for the 4-0 Horned Frogs. He ranks fifth nationally in pass efficiency. - The Sports Xchange
09/30/2012 - QB Casey Pachall was not as efficient passing the ball as he was previously for TCU, yet he did fire two touchdown passes against SMU and has managed that many in each game thus far. Pachall began the season with 15 straight completions but was just 10 of 26 at SMU.
09/29/2012 - Casey Pachall threw two touchdown passes, Jason Verrett had two interceptions and No. 15 TCU extended its FBS-best winning streak to 12 games by beating SMU 24-16 on Saturday night. TCU (4-0) has won 11 of 13 over SMU and regained the Iron Skillet trophy, which goes to the winner of the Dallas-Fort Worth rivalry. The Horned Frogs' previous loss came last season at home to the Mustangs (1-3). The game was played in a heavy rainstorm. The rain picked up in intensity around kickoff and never relented as the game progressed. TCU's Matthew Tucker scored two touchdowns in the first half that capped drives of less than 10 yards. The Horned Frogs jumped out to a 21-10 halftime and held on despite gaining 27 yards of offense in the second half and 156 overall. SMU quarterback Garrett Gilbert threw five interceptions, including one by Verrett on a desperation pass to end the game. The Mustangs turned the ball over six times. - AP Sports
09/22/2012 - Brandon Carter had a 68-yard touchdown on one of his one-handed catches, linebacker Kenny Cain recovered a fumble along with two interceptions and 17th-ranked TCU beat Virginia 27-7 Saturday for its 11th consecutive victory. Casey Pachall threw for 305 yards and three touchdowns for the Horned Frogs (3-0), whose winning streak is the longest among FBS schools. Josh Boyce had his TCU-record 18th touchdown catch. Freshman Jaden Oberkrom had field goals of 46 and 47 yards, the second field goal set up by Cain's 40-yard interception return. The Frogs hadn't allowed a touchdown this season until Virginia (2-2) finally scored with 4?? minutes left, when backup quarterback Phillip Sims threw a 5-yard TD to E.J. Scott. Carter had five catches for 128 yards, his second consecutive 100-yard receiving game. - AP Sports
09/15/2012 - TCU made its official debut in the Big 12 on Saturday. Whether the Horned Frogs belong remains subject to debate. At times TCU struggled to move the ball against Kansas. Other times it settled for field goals. Then, too, the Horned Frogs lost four fumbles. All this against a defense that just a year ago ranked worst nationally in yards and points allowed. In spite of the problems with execution, TCU was still good enough to trip Kansas, 20-6, before 43,867 in Memorial Stadium. The conference win was the 25th in a row for the Horned Frogs (2-0, 1-0 Big 12), while the conference defeat was the 13th straight for the Jayhawks (1-2, 0-1). As long as Casey Pachall learns to value the football -- three of the fumbles were assessed to the junior quarterback -- the Horned Frogs should steadily improve while playing a back-loaded schedule. Pachall completed 24-for-30 passes for 335 yards with two touchdowns, yet the turnovers kept the score respectable. - The Sports Xchange
09/15/2012 - Casey Pachall threw for 335 yards and two touchdowns, both of them to Brandon Carter, and No. 16 TCU beat Kansas 20-6 on Saturday in its Big 12 debut. Carter finished with eight catches for 141 yards, and Waymon James added 99 yards rushing for the Horned Frogs (2-0, 1-0), who pushed the nation's longest winning streak to 10 games by beating up on the team picked to finish last in the conference in preseason polls. Dayne Crist led the Jayhawks (1-2, 0-1) with 303 yards passing, but he was also intercepted once, fumbled as he was heading into the end zone in the fourth quarter, and missed several third-down throws that prevented Kansas from capitalizing on TCU turnovers. - AP Sports