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TCU's Casey Pachall leaving school to enter rehab after DWI arrest

No. 15 TCU starting quarterback Casey Pachall was arrested for driving while intoxicated on Wednesday night. He's since been suspended by coach Gary Patterson.

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Pachall back at TCU after DWI suspension

Now that quarterback Casey Pachall has gotten treatment for his substance abuse problem, he is being welcomed back to the TCU football program.

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Casey Pachall done for the year

Suspended TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Casey Pachall's football season is done, coach Gary Patterson announced Tuesday. He's "disenrolling" from the school entirely and is entering an in-patient care facility, said Patterson, following a DWI arrest last week. Patterson added that Pachall might already be at the facility.

The door is open for the two-year starter to return in 2013, said the coach.

Pachall's DWI arrest followed a failed drug test and his admitted use of cocaine and ecstacy earlier this year. He's also the latest Frog to be sidelined by off-field matters. TCU has dealt with arrests, suspensions, injuries and transfers aplenty since announcing their move to the Big 12 for 2012.

Monday, the Star-Telegram reported that former high school teammate Kenny Vaccaro had said Pachall planned to "take some time off," away from football. Patterson had initially indicated the length of Pachall's suspension remained up in the air.

Without him, TCU was upset by Iowa State on Saturday. Backup Trevone Boykin gained 309 total yards, but threw three interceptions.

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TCU coach, AD meet to discuss Pacha

TCU Horned Frogs head coach Gary Patterson met with TCU's chancellor and athletic director on Sunday to discuss suspended quarterback Casey Pachall.

Pachall was suspended last week from the team indefinitely, following his arrest on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Patterson's Horned Frogs saw their FBS-best 12-game winning streak come to an end on Saturday, when TCU lost to Iowa State, 37-23. The loss was TCU's first game without the suspended Pachall. Redshirt Trevone Boykin started in place of Pachall, and completed 23-of-40 passes for 270 yards while throwing one touchdown pass against three interceptions.

By contrast, Pachall has thrown 10 touchdowns on the year against just one interception.

TCU's loss dropped the Horned Frogs out of the AP Top 25 poll.

Patterson was asked on Sunday if there was a change in Pachall's status with the team, but the head coach simply replied, "not at this point."

TCU will look to get its season back on track on Saturday, when the Horned Frogs head to Waco to take on the Baylor Bears -- with or without Pachall.
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Casey Pachall could be suspended for the season

TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Casey Pachall could be suspended for the remainder of the 2012 season, according to comments made by head coach Gary Patterson on Sirius XM College Sports Nation.

Via Brett McMurphy of ESPN:

The junior signal-caller for the No. 15 Horned Frogs was arrested for driving while intoxicated on Wednesday night. That DWI came a few months after Pachall's admission of a failed drug test and recent cocaine and ecstasy use.

Patterson issued a brief statement on Wednesday explaining that while he's responsible for winning football games, hes also responsible for helping his players with their lives.

TCU assistant athletics director of media relations Mark Cohen said there will be no further comment or media availability from the university.

Redshirt freshman Trevone Boykin is expected to take over at quarterback for the Frogs. In limited action in 2012, he's thrown for 79 yards and a touchdown on 9-of-10 passing, as well as 122 yards rushing on 12 carries.

TCU hosts Iowa State on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. CT.

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Dual-threat Boykin likely to replace Pachall

The TCU Horned Frogs have suspended starting quarterback Casey Pachall after his Wednesday night DWI arrest, which followed a few months behind his admission of a failed drug test and recent cocaine and ecstacy use. The next options on TCU's depth chart are redshirt freshman Trevone Boykin and freshman Tyler Matthews.

While TCU's offense hasn't been up to its usual standards this year (No. 47 in scoring) thanks to many a red zone mistake, Pachall has been solid, ranking No. 5 in the country in passing efficiency and No. 6 in yards per attempt, with 971 total yards, 10 touchdowns and just one interception on his stat sheet.

Boykin has gotten all of the relief attempts so far this year, throwing 10 times in three appearances. Almost all of that work came against Grambling, when he was a perfect 8-for-8. On the year, his passer rating of 185.16 is right around Pachall's, but, you know, sample sizes.

However, that's not to say Boykin hasn't gotten significant snaps. His unique strength is his legs, which have powered him to 122 yards and a touchdown on 12 attempts so far this year. While Pachall is nimble enough to survive in the pocket, Boykin adds a dimension to TCU's offense. He's so quick that Gary Patterson teased the idea of him playing running back alongside Pachall. Whether the dimension Boykin adds makes up for his lack of experience is obviously the thing.

Watch as Boykin breaks loose against Virginia -- he's done this kind of thing a couple times this year:

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Casey Pachall suspended indefinitely

TCU Horned Frogs starting quarterback Casey Pachall has been suspended indefinitely by the team after being arrested for DWI on Wednesday night, according to a report from the AP.

Horned Frogs head coach Gary Patterson made the announcement on Thursday, according to the article, as Pachall was pulled over by Fort Worth police for going through a stop sign. The quarterback had a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit, though the exact number wasn't specified.

Pachall was arrested close to TCU's campus and jailed in Mansfield, where he was held on $1,000 bond.

The junior quarterback has thrown for 948 yards, 10 touchdowns and only one interception so far this season for the undefeated Horned Frogs, who will host Iowa State this Saturday in a Big 12 contest.

This incident comes on the heels of Pachall's admission, which surfaced in August, of a failed drug test in February.

Behind Pachall on TCU's quarterback depth chart are two underclassmen in Trevone Boykin, a redshirt freshman, and true frosh Tyler Matthews.

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