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Draft Scout Casey Pachall News
01/13/13 - 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
01/13/13 - 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
10/10/12 - 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
10/10/12 - 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
10/09/12 - 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