Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Casey Pachall Gone... For Now.



As hinted at yesterday in an interview with ex-HS teammate Kenny Vaccaro, now at UT, and just now confirmed by Patterson, Casey Pachall will withdraw from TCU for the rest of the semester and enter a drug/alcohol treatment facility.  GP admitted that getting away from football will be the best way for Casey to mature and rectify his situation.  For his part, GP and Kelsey are going to donate $100,000 towards a substance abuse program at TCU, which is a phenomenal gesture and one you hope can make a difference in the TCU Community.

However, in an interesting twist, Pachall WILL be allowed to return to the TCU Football team in the spring should he get his situation in order.  So he's gone, but he's not REALLY gone.  I guess the question now becomes, will he even want to and, if so, would the team really yank control away from Trevone Boykin after running the offense for half a season?

16 comments:

two-tons said...

I don't think Boykin's position will be automatically yanked with the return of Pachall. No one has a guaranteed spot on the team. CP will have to earn that starting quarterback position back upon his return.

Rebecca said...

I agree, I'll be willing to bet he's not a guaranteed starter IF he comes back and I'll bet that was what CP was told.

Kelly said...

This is a good decision for everyone involved including Casey, TCU, the football program, and the image/reputation of all things TCU.

Chet Steadman said...

Well this sucks for now, but its what had to be done. I really hope Casey gets it together and comes back in the spring with a clear head and a desire to prove people wrong. Ball is in his court now so lets see what kind of a man he actually is.
Classy move by the Patterson family as well. I know this team will be ready to rally behind Boykin so let's all hope for the best.

PurpleHaze354 said...

I agree with the three other posters. I know we will miss Casey's experience but Trey will get better as we go along. Hopefully we will get enough wins to become bowl eligible.
Now I think the team needs all the support it can get from the fan base.

johnjesse2122 said...

I bet he ends up at La Hacienda in Kerrville, Texas. That place is like a summer camp for druggies and boozers.

Cowtown Food Junkie said...

If our D can do a reasonable job containing the deep ball (a BIG if) then I like our chances against the Baptists. They have the worst defense in the nation, and lost in all the negativity of the ISU game is the fact that we out gained them with 455 yards of offense. The turnovers were killer, but you have to think with a full week to prepare and the worst defense we'll see this year that Boykin can at least give us a shot.

Travis said...

Actually, a great move today by all parties involved. I am glad he is seeking the treatment he obviously knew he needed. This announcement exceeded my expectations, now let's move on, play some football, and support this young team as they mature into future greatness!

ShowMeFrog said...

It seems like most posters ignore the fact that Matt Brown is also a legitimate option, and was actually moved to the backup QB position behind Pachall before CP4's dee-dub, as Boykin was taking reps at RB. Patterson repeatedly alludes to the possibility of having Brown take some snaps come Saturday -- a proposition I am all in favor of. Let's see everything we're working with before anointing this the Boykin era.

Jim McNiel said...

I agree with all the comments. Casey NEEDS help and is going to get it. Hope he turns his life around. Really GP donated $100,000.00. Class act Coach Patterson.Great move by Everyone

Tanner said...

well as far as outcomes go, after the DWI and obvious subsequent shitstorm that would follow, this seems like the best possible situation.

I was seriously thinking CP would just transfer. Now that he knows he can come back, I think it is a win-win (relatively). If he comes back and Boykin has done well, then.......a problem of options is a good problem to have, I suppose.

Sir Wesley Willis said...

Yeah, definitely don't rule out Matt Brown at QB. Wouldn't be surprised if both guys get a few reps, ala the old Marcus Jackson/AD routine, if only so Boykin can get some reps at RB.

The problem with our yardage is that we've gained yards all year, just haven't punched it in. That's the only way we're going to win going forward, especially in games that could be shootouts. That's clearly an OBVIOUS statement, but it's the truth.

Clark said...

1. Matt Brown is not a legitimate option at QB. Does anyone remember the spring game in the spring of 2011? There is a reason he was moved to WR.

2. There will be alot of options next spring at QB assuming Casey comes back. My bet is that CP wins job back, Boykin cross-trains at QB and RB, and Tyler Matthews seriously competes for backup job.

3. Next year was supposed to be "the year" anyway. Virtually everyone returns except Skye, Foltz, Cain, and Verrett.

4. We have a ton of open scholarships. We need to get some bodies in this next recruiting class.

SnK said...

Verrett is a junior. He comes back.

ShowMeFrog said...

Oh yeah, good point about Brown. I remember that disastrous Spring Game in 2011 after which he... continued to compete with Pachall for the starting QB position until after the Baylor game (recall there was some question as to who would start that game) and was used in goal line situations throughout the season, scoring several TD's. Yeah. That Spring Game really ended his career at QB.

And Verrett is a junior. So there's that.

Sir Wesley Willis said...

Also, GP has specifically said Brown could play... whether or not he's just trying to screw with Baylor is a potential part of that equation, though.