Not that it’s worth much, but TCU quarterback Casey Pachall was named to the preseason Davey O’Brien watch list, while Trevone Boykin was not. Yet it was Boykin who played two-thirds of last season in place of Pachall, who was suspended last October after a DWI arrest and later entered rehab.
In that vein, TCU’s quarterback situation has been a little cloudy since Pachall returned to campus in January. Was Pachall going to regain his starting job or not?
That still remains to be seen as Horned Frogs coach Gary Patterson said the competition between Pachall and Boykin will continue into fall camp.
“It’s not going to be one of those where we split 50/50, one is going to be the starting quarterback,” Patterson said. “If it’s a tie the older guy is going to win [the starting role].”
If that’s the case, the nod would go to Pachall, a senior who graduates in December. But in addition to being actually older than Boykin, Pachall said in his first session with the media since last October that he’s grown up a lot mentally over the past year as well.
“I’ve matured a lot. Everything that’s happened, happened for a reason,” Pachall said. “Everything I did was part of the plan and needed to be done.”
(Hat tip: Ft. Worth Star-Telegram)