Earlier today, TCU quarterback Casey Pachall publicly spoke to the media for the first time since leaving last fall.
Pachall left TCU in early October to deal with substance abuse problems after being charged with a DWI. He has since completed treatment at an inpatient rehab facility and returned to the team.
The senior quarterback spoke at today’s TCU Media Day along with head coach Gary Patterson, junior defensive tackle Chucky Hunter, senior safety Elisha Olabode and redshirt sophomore quarterback Trevone Boykin. Boykin took over as the starter last year when Pachall left the team.
Patterson still has yet to declare either player the starting quarterback, but the general opinion of the TCU community seems to be that he is leaning towards Pachall.
While Pachall certainly still has a lot to prove, this press conference seems like the start of what could be a remarkable redemption story. Check out the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s video of the press conference with Pachall.