Big 12 notebook: Suspended TCU QB's status unclear
TCU quarterback Casey Pachall is suspended indefinitely after geting arrested for DWI. (Getty Images)
Photo by Getty Images
TCU coach Gary Patterson did not say Monday whether he'd reinstate suspended quarterback Casey Pachall for this weekend's game against Baylor.
Last week, Patterson suspended Pachall indefinitely after he was arrested for DWI. Pachall, who ranks fourth nationally in passing efficiency, missed TCU's 37-23 loss to Iowa State on Saturday.
Pachall's replacement, redshirt freshman Trevone Boykin, completed 23 of 40 passes for 270 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions.
Patterson didn't suspend Pachall in February, when the quarterback admitted to police he failed a drug test for marijuana and that he used cocaine and ecstasy the previous year. Pachall was being interviewed by police because his former roommate, who also was a former TCU player, was arrested for selling drugs to Fort Worth, Texas, police.
WVU, TCU help conference's recruiting
Big 12 schools struggled with recruiting for a few years because of uncertainty about the conference. That changed when West Virginia and TCU joined the league this year.
“There was a lot of unrest. Nobody knew what was going to happen,” Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville said.
“Parents were concerned what league we were going to be in, travel to the West Coast. I feel better now than I've ever felt about the conference. We have a (TV) contract. We're all in this together.”
John Harris is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at email@example.com.
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments â either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.