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TCU Football Countdown: 27 Days

Former player turned coach Jason Teague rolls us one day closer to Minnesota.

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Jason Teague almost chose the wrong shade of purple. At 6'2" and 197 pounds, Teague had the prototypical size to succeed as a big time corner in the collegiate game and beyond, and has the offers out of high school to back it up. Choosing to sign with LSU out of Carthage, TX, Teague's career was derailed right off the bat by academic issues that prevented him from enrolling in Baton Rouge. Choosing to go the JC route, Jason had a successful season at Tyler Junior College, got his academics in order, and drew the attention of Gary Patterson and TCU.

Teague struggled with injuries early on, getting hurt in his first fall camp which limited him to five games. He would bounce back his junior year though, appearing in all 13 games, starting two, and make 22 stops. In his senior year he would shine, leading the team in pass break ups and finishing sixth among defenders with 27 solo stops. He added a pair of interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, and helped lead the Frogs to a MWC title, and undefeated season, and a Rose Bowl win.

After graduation, Jason went back to Tyler to work on his next on field role - coaching. He spent a season working with the cornerbacks at Tyler Junior College, before joining the TCU Football coaching staff in 2013 as a graduate assistant, and matriculating to defensive assistant in 2014.

Hopefully, he taught the Frog secondary members this move:

Inside of four weeks until game time! Go Frogs!