If anyone embodied the Frogs' defensive improvement last year, it was Jason Verrett. His season got off to a rocky start when Robert Griffin, to use a basketball term, posterized #2 on a number of deep balls. By the end of the season, though, Verrett had gained confidence and was playing up to the potential he'd shown in junior college. That momentum has apparently carried over into the spring, as Patterson has gone on record as saying that Verrett had the best spring of anyone on defense and that he gives the Frogs "a different kind of animal." Sounds like he's solidified his status as the starting field-side corner heading into his junior season.
Sophomore Kevin White came into the spring pencilled in as the starting boundary corner, and Patterson stated that he has "come a long way"- but he's still being pushed for that job by Travoskey Garrett, a redshirt freshman who the coaches raved about in fall practice last year before a knee injury sidelined him for the season.
A lot of fans were hopeful about incoming JUCO transfer Keivon Gamble, who had a reputation as a pure cover corner at that level. It was thought that he might be the biggest threat to steal one of the starting jobs away. If that is going to happen, though, it hasn't yet. Patterson called Gamble "our 5th corner", which would lead one to assume that redshirt freshman Kolby Griffin would be the #4 guy. As we saw last year, though, GP isn't afraid to use a number of different corners while searching for the right guys.
One thing to make you feel a little bit better is this quote from Patterson regarding his cornerbacks:
"We played better at corner this spring than we did at the end of the fall I felt like.”