Now? Apparently, said door has been cracked open a bit more.
A week ahead of his projected return, Pachall will be available for TCU when it takes the field against Texas Saturday, the head coach said. Whether or not Pachall gets the start over Trevone Boykin remains to be seen, although it appears unlikely at this point.
Pachall has been sidelined since breaking his left (non-throwing) arm in three different places in a Sept. 7 win over Southeastern Louisiana. He was cleared to resume practicing last week and had been working as the scout team quarterback.
After what has become a weekly visit to the doctor, Pachall was medically cleared to play against the Longhorns.