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TCU starting QB Casey Pachall drops out of school to enter rehab


02:41 PM ET 10.09 | Days after an upset loss to Iowa State and more severely a DWI arrest, TCU starting quarterback Casey Pachall has "disenrolled" from the Texas school and will no longer be the Frogs starting quarterback. TCU head coach Gary Patterson announced at a press conference that effective immediately, Pachall would be dropping out and attending rehab for substance abuse following the star quarterback's October 4th arrest for drunk driving. Patterson did state, however, that should Pachall make improvements to his well being, the door is open for a 2013 return to school and football for the young man.

Casey Pachall, AP Photo/LM Otero Casey Pachall, AP Photo/LM Otero
October 9, 2012  02:46 PM ET

This makes the 12th thread today, but Roy Williams seems to have disappeared.

October 9, 2012  02:49 PM ET

13 NFL threads today???

October 9, 2012  02:54 PM ET

Good luck to the young man, hope he is able to get his stuff straight.

October 9, 2012  02:54 PM ET

This makes the 12th thread today, but Roy Williams seems to have disappeared.

And then reappears moment later on pg 2....Roy is a magician.

October 9, 2012  03:14 PM ET

Someone needs to take this kid to a drunk tank on skid row, then get him another drink and see if he still wants it.

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October 9, 2012  03:47 PM ET

Do we now call this the "Honey Badger Syndrome"?

October 9, 2012  04:18 PM ET

This is like that movie "The Program"!!! All they need is an Omar Epps and a guy who facepaints and uses steroids.

October 9, 2012  07:54 PM ET

Do we now call this the "Honey Badger Syndrome"?

ND disease has spread!

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October 10, 2012  11:20 AM ET

Sad times for all Frog Fans (including our own FN contributer). Sure would like to know his take on this situation.

Hi, GTH. Don't know anything other than what I've read and have somewhat mixed feelings. The bottom line is that Pachall is gone...for this season and likely for good. He can come back in the spring IF his re-hab facility indicates that he's changed but I don't think anyone knows how that can go. What we've lost, at least for this season, is an NFL caliber talent in the making and what we're left with are two NCAA caliber quarterbacks with less experience. Ironically, last week both were being utilized for different positions to account for injuries. Most likely Trevone Boykin, a rs fr, will be the starter. He played the last half of the first game passing 8/8 and all of last Saturday's game going 23/40 I think, but with 3 interceptions. He is a better runner than Pachall so he adds a dimension to what we had before. I'd say he'll be pretty good in time.

All in all we won't have the team we thought we'd have this year and at this point of the season we may end up struggling to become bowl eligible but I'm not ready to write the rest of the schedule off and I think we'll surprise some folks who choose to write us off. The frogs are still a pretty good team....just maybe not great. That's what we'll have to wait and see.

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