Gary Patterson had feared that the injury his starting quarterback suffered Saturday was significant. Unfortunately for the TCU head coach, his diagnosis was spot on.
Citing a source with knowledge of the situation, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that Casey Pachall will miss at least the next eight weeks due to an injury suffered in the Horned Frogs’ win over Southeastern Louisiana. Such a timeframe would keep the senior out until early November at best; exactly eight weeks from yesterday, TCU plays West Virginia Nov. 2. They travel to Iowa State the following Saturday.
Pachall was injured late in the first half at the end of an eight-yard run. It was ultimately determined that Pachall suffered a fractured left (non-throwing) forearm and he underwent surgery Saturday night.
With Pachall out for the foreseeable future, Trevone Boykin will, once again, be left to pick up the offensive pieces.
Following Pachall’s off-field issues during the 2012 season — he ultimately went through rehab for substance abuse — Boykin was elevated to the starting role for the last nine games of the year. Boykin went 3-6 in those games; Pachall is 16-3 as a starter at TCU.
Turns out Steve Spurrier isn’t the only iconic college football figure to retire this week.
Texas announced Tuesday evening Bevo XIV has been diagnosed with bovine leukemia and has been retired to his pasture, effective immediately.
Bevo XIV missed Saturday’s stunning upset of then-No. 10 Oklahoma with what the school called a “life threatening” illness, and rumors circulated around the internet this week he had passed away.
Bevo XIV officially hangs up his horns with a 106-41 record with two national championship appearances.
There is no word at press time on a possible debut of Bevo XV.
Urban Dictionary defines “Clemsoning” as “the act of an inexplicably disappointing performance, usually within the context of a college football season.”
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney was asked about the phenomenon following the Tigers’ destruction of Georgia Tech Saturday and promptly went off. The question, asked by ESPN’s David Hale, was in reference to Swinney’s program shaking the label – Saturday marked Clemson’s 34th straight win over an unranked opponent – but Swinney didn’t see it that way.
Armed with some new facts (Clemson SID Tim Bourret noted 50 teams have fallen as ranked opponents to unranked foes since the Tigers last did so on Nov. 19, 2011), Swinney again targeted the “Clemsoning” label.
“I think it’s an agenda. It’s just bias,” Swinney told the Charleston (S.C.) Post & Courier Tuesday. “People are uneducated. They’re just ignorant and lazy because they’re not looking at the facts. If they did, they’d be focused on other schools and not Clemson. They’d be dialed in on what Clemson has done. There aren’t three other schools in the country as consistent as Clemson, in all aspects.”
I hate to break it to you, Dabo: you are absolutely correct, but the term, as they say, has been coined.
Just go beat Florida State, beat South Carolina, win the ACC and win a national title and maybe Urban Dictionary will delete that pesky page out of a sign of respect.
Also, No. 5 Clemson hosts unranked Boston College on Saturday. This would be a very, very unfortunate time for the Tigers to suffer an upset.