TCU head football coach Gary Patterson has suspended Casey Pachall indefinitely following his arrest early Thursday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
The Horned Frog's starting quarterback was pulled over after running a stop sign off campus. This isn't Pachall's first run-in with the law.
The suspension comes as TCU dives into its final eight games — all against Big 12 opponents.
Last winter, he admitted to failing a drug test for pot after his roommate, former TCU linebacker Tanner Brock, was arrested as part of a drug sting that swept TCU's football and Greek community. Pachall was not caught up in the sting, but he did admit to police that he once tried cocaine and ecstasy.
The suspension comes as TCU dives into its final eight games — all against Big 12 opponents. The Horned Frogs are hosting Iowa State this Saturday in Fort Worth. Things only get tougher from there. They travel to Baylor; then, after a game against currently undefeated Texas Tech, they face a brutal stretch of games against Oklahoma State, West Virginia, Kansas State, Texas and Oklahoma.
Pachall is by far the best player the Frogs have on offense. Last season he ranked 12th in the nation in passing efficiency, completing 66.5 percent of his passes for 25 touchdowns and just seven interceptions. Through four games this season, he had passed for nearly 1,000 yards, with 10 touchdowns and one interception.
Redshirt freshman Trevone Boykin is expected to take Pachall's spot. Coming out of West Mesquite High School at 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds, Boykin was ranked by Rivals.com as the no. 5 dual-threat quarterback in Texas. This season, he is nine of 10 for 74 yards with one touchdown, and he has 129 yards rushing.