Source: Garrett Gilbert headed to SMU

November, 1, 2011

Former Texas quarterback Garrett Gilbert has told officials at SMU that he intends to enroll there, a source told ESPN's Joe Schad on Tuesday.

Gilbert visited campus earlier this season, and the Dallas university is about three hours north of Gilbert's hometown of Austin.
Gilbert lost his starting job after two games with Texas this season and then had season-ending shoulder surgery.

Gilbert was given an unconditional release from his scholarship to find another school.

His struggles last year were pretty public, but SMU seems like a nice place to start over. It just never worked out at Texas for Gilbert.

It's hard not to feel bad for the guy who left the field to boos for the last time he played at Texas against BYU, but look for him to make the most of any new opportunities.

He's a smart guy with a lot of physical ability. He just has to find a way to turn it into on-field production.

SMU coach June Jones would be near the top of the list of guys who could bring it out.



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