Jason Verrett Perseveres with the TCU Horned Frogs

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Jason Verrett Perseveres with the TCU Horned Frogs
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Jason Verrett was embarrassed, frustrated and in tears. His confidence was shot, his head was swirling with second-guesses and he was telling friends and family that he was through. Through with TCU, through with Fort Worth. He was ready to bail on his childhood dream of playing big-time college football. He wanted to leave TCU, head back home to California and forget he had ever become a Horned Frog in the first place. All this anguish was occurring minutes after TCU lost the 2011 season opener at Baylor, 50-48. The eventual Heisman Trophy winner, Robert Griffin III, and All-America receivers Kendall Wright and Terrence Williams had torched the Frogs' defense for six touchdown passes, including three at the expense of Verrett, who was playing in his first game after transferring from Santa Rosa Junior College. He was humiliated and wondering if he had made a huge mistake. This was supposed to be the night Verrett showed a national ESPN audience that his talents had been overlooked out of Rodriguez High School in Fairfield, Calif., and that his decision to transfer to TCU over Boise State, San Jose State and UTEP validated his abilities...

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