TCU entered the Big 12 in 2012 after a couple of big name schools in the conference departed for the SEC, and with their arrival to the Big 12 came the national arrival of quarterback Casey Pachall. Pronounced “PAW-hall,” the junior quarterback has been nearly perfect in his first two games so far this season. After the team’s first game last week, he was nine for nine with 201 yards and three touchdowns. In his Big 12 debut against Kansas, he finished completing 24 of his 30 passes for 335 yards and two more scores.
Most importantly, Pachall has not thrown any interceptions and is completing 80 percent of his passes. I think there is a star being born here. Pachall had a very good sophomore campaign with the Horned Frogs, even with having to fill the huge shoes left by Andy Dalton. He finished last year with 2,921 yards, 25 touchdowns, and only seven interceptions.
I’m very impressed with what I’ve seen from this guy. I know it’s extremely early in the season and TCU hasn’t even gotten into the meat of their schedule, but he is showing consistency and has an ideal NFL makeup. At 6’5″ 225 pounds, he has the look of a starting NFL quarterback, but there are some things to clean up. As efficient as he has been passing the ball, Pachall has to work on, well, not fumbling. He had two costly fumbles against Kansas, one that scooted out of the back of the end zone for a change of possession.
If he can clean up the turnovers, this is a guy who could be a top five player at his position.