TCU Quarterback Casey Pachall Withdraws from School
Fort Worth police pulled Pachall over near campus around 1 a.m. Thursday for running a stop sign. He was then arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after blowing a blood-alcohol concentration of .15 — nearly twice the legal limit in Texas.
"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," coach Gary Patterson said. "He would be able to graduate in two semesters, which is the ultimate goal for us. Also, we'd get a great kid and also a good quarterback back."
If he does return, he'd enroll as a fifth-year senior with two years of eligibility remaining. He was suspended indefinitely following the arrest and was not likely to return for the rest of the season.
The Horned Frogs felt the repercussions of his absence last weekend as they fell to Iowa State, 37-23 for their first loss of the year. Freshman backup Trevone Boykin, who finished with 270 yards and three interceptions against the Cyclones, is expected to finish out as the starter.
Pachall had thrown for 948 yards, 10 touchdowns and an interception through the first four games.
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