Q & A with TCU receiver Taye Barber – 247Sports

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TCU will look to move to 2-0 on the young 2021 season on Saturday as they play host to Cal at Amon G. Carter Stadium. The game will be just the second meeting between the two programs; the last time the two met was in the 2018 Cheez-It Bowl, which some consider to be the greatest-worst bowl game in the modern era. That game was marred by nine turnovers and ended with TCU winning; 10-7 in overtime.
Both teams look much different this time around. The Frogs enter the game coming off a dominating 45-3 win over Duquesne. The Frogs quickly jumped out to a 35-0 lead at the half while holding the Dukes to 13 yards of total offense. TCU dominated so much that the third and fourth quarters were shortened to 12 minutes. 
Despite taking a 14-0 lead in the first quarter, Cal was defeated last week by a score of 22-14. 
With the game set to kickoff at 2:30, temperatures are expected to hit triple digits on Saturday. As previously mentioned, the two teams look much different than they did three years ago. TCU senior receiver Taye Barber met with the media on Tuesday to discuss the game and how good he feels about the way TCU played in their opener. 
“That we won. That’s all I really remember. Our team is different and their team is different. It should be a different ball game.”
“We looked very clean. Since I’ve been here the past few years the first game hasn’t looked that clean for us. We moved the ball, scored, I was just glad we looked better than in past years.”
“I told him to get it out early. As soon as we got to the sideline I told him it’s cool, just forget about it and get it out early. We won and that’s all that really matters.”
“They look very good and very sound. They’re still a good team and we’ve just got to practice good this whole week and stick to the game plan whatever we come up with and just execute.”
“It’s the same every week, take every opponent the same and don’t discourage nobody because of the name on the chest. I just feel like whoever we play, we’ve got to come out with the same attitude every week no matter who it is and just win.”
“We got a good group. Everybody is just worried about winning. We just want to be on the same page no matter where the ball goes to. If it comes to you just catch the ball and do what you got to do to win.”
“It’s very good. We’ve got everybody really. It doesn’t matter who the ball goes to, just make sure it gets caught. We all can do our own things and it’s crazy to see what happens with whoever catches the ball.”
“That’d be crazy. Like I said, whoever is on the field we just go do what we do and we all know what we’re capable of. We all trust each other and we’re all brothers. We’re just worried about winning.
“It was very fun; the student section played a big part in our win and as you can see around college football period, the crowds change the game a lot. I’m very excited that the crowds are back.”
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