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Purple spotlight aimed at Casey Pachall

Pressure is on new QB to replace Andy Dalton, keep Horned Frogs in national picture

Updated: August 25, 2011, 9:27 AM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

FORT WORTH, Texas -- As the starting quarterback of the defending Rose Bowl champions and the fresh face of a team that has averaged a best-in-the-nation final ranking of No. 5 over the past three seasons, it could be said that TCU quarterback Casey Pachall steps into a most envious situation.

Or, it could be said that the 6-foot-4 sophomore with a sleeve of tattoos decorating his throwing arm holds the toughest job in all the land, trying to keep the little program that could on ...

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