"We're still going try to win football games," Patterson said. "We won them before Casey Pachall was our quarterback and we're going win games after Casey Pachall is the quarterback."
The Horned Frogs (4-1, 1-1 Big 12) play at Baylor (3-1, 0-1) on Saturday, then face Texas Tech and Oklahoma State before consecutive games against four ranked teams currently with a combined record of 17-2. They will have to play at No. 5 West Virginia, before hosting No. 6 Kansas State, then going to No. 15 Texas and closing the regular season at home against No.13 Oklahoma.
"We're not panicking," TCU junior receiver Josh Boyce said. "We still have a whole season in front of us. We're looking forward to these next games."
Before the start of fall practice in August, Pachall said he needed to have the same expectations off the field that he did when he was playing.
"I know I'm not perfect," Pachall said at the time. "But I've learned from those mistakes and I'm still learning. It's a day-to-day process for me of trying to be a better person."
Last season, after replacing TCU's winningest quarterback Andy Dalton, Pachall set single-season school records with 2,921 yards passing and 228 completions. He threw 25 TDs with seven interceptions while the Frogs won 11 games, including a victory over Louisiana Tech in the Poinsettia Bowl.
While Boykin had been the backup quarterback the first four games, he was working out at tailback last week before Pachall's arrest changed things. Sophomore Matt Brown, Pachall's backup last season who had been moved to receiver, is now back in the quarterback mix.
Boyce said he was impressed how Boykin played against Iowa State on short notice.
"He had complete control of the huddle and did what a quarterback should do," Boyce said. "I think he'll be great. He'll have a whole week of practice and we'll help him out a lot."