McKINNEY, Texas - Casey Pachall graduated from TCU in December, and he currently is living in Plano and training at the Michael Johnson Performance Athletic Training Center in preparation for TCU's Pro Day.
For a larger story, the former TCU quarterback was nice enough to give me about 20 minutes on Thursday. (BTW - I came away completely impressed. This is not the same guy who got busted for a DUI.)
The last question I asked him was, "What do you make of the current state of the TCU football program?"
He said: "It's rough right now. There is zero leadership. Nobody wants to step up and take charge of anything. It's rough. That is why they have the stuff they did. I still love those guys. Maybe they made mistakes, everybody does. I'm not putting those people down at all. They are still my good friends. Things are going to happen and as a team they need somebody to step up."
I followed with, "How does the team get that?"
"It's one of those things where every now and then you may say something to a teammate, and it may make them mad, but when they sit down and think about it they know it was sincere and it wasn't getting on your ass," Pachall said. "A lot of these guys don't want to speak up, they just want to blend in with the crowd. They want to be cool with their teammates, instead of getting on them and getting something going."
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