DALLAS _ Texas Christian quarterback Casey Pachall recently was selected as the media’s preseason offensive player of the year in the Big 12 Conference.
But despite the accolade, Pachall isn’t even here for the annual league Media Days. There are two days of sessions featuring all 10 head coaches and two to three players from each school.
Pachall, who made an appearance here a year ago when the Horned Frogs were one of two new league teams, was suspended last October after he was arrested for DWI. He then went through a treatment program for substance abuse. Patterson allowed him back on the team in January.
Pachall asked Patterson then to just allow him to be a student and a football player. He made the same request when Patterson asked the quarterback whether he wanted to be included in media days.
Patterson said the starting quarterback job still is open between Pachall and Trevone Boykin who as a redshirt freshman was forced into early action. The Horned Frogs report July 31.
As for Pachall’s preseason recognition, Patterson said: “You pick me high, I have to prove you right, you pick me low, I have to prove you wrong.”
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