Casey Pachall is back at TCU after missing most of the 2012 college football season because of a failed drug test and a DWI. However, the Horned Frogs are allowing Pachall to return for the 2013 season like he’s a new man and everything is going to be better. TCU stands for Texas Christian University and although Christ commanded his followers to forgive, he didn’t say anything about letting them play football again.
By allowing Pachall to return for his senior season after all the trouble he caused in 2012, TCU head coach Gary Patterson is sending a message to his team that it’s no longer a hard-nosed, disciplined program, but just another college football team that lets its players do whatever they want as long as they perform on the field.
This is a growing problem in college football in general–players are there to simply play football and don’t care about their education and neither do the schools. Up until this point, TCU wasn’t like that. It was a program full of four-year players who got their degrees and then a select few went on the NFL.
Pachall might very well be a dynamite pro candidate if stays out of trouble this season, but the fact he’s getting that opportunity will cripple him as man for the rest of his life. Sure, it’s all about winning and money and always will be, but it still can’t go unsaid: Pachall is getting a free pass to continue to act like a heathen off the field and be allowed to play on it. Trevone Boykin earned the right to lead this team in 2013 and he’s getting robbed of it. Don’t be surprised if Boykin transfers and TCU has a ton of other players get in trouble with substance and/or alcohol abuse in the near future. This isn’t the Horned Frog way.