TCU’s fall season got underway on Sunday, with the first practice of the season.
Curtis Luper knows that in order for the offense to improve, everyone has to get better. A lot rests on the quarterback, yes, but what happens around him is equally important.
“We need to play better around our quarterbacks. Better than we did last year,” he said Saturday during a visit with reporters, part of a football media day on the eve of fall camp. “That’s upfront, that’s in the backfield, that’s on the perimeter. We led the nation in drops, and it wasn’t just the receivers — it was running backs, tight ends, everyone. So we need to play better around the quarterbacks.”
Barber is an elite athlete and will be a difference maker for the Frogs. He’s a beast, and will give opposing secondaries nightmares. Being a part of TCU’s offense is what sold Barber on the Frogs.
Teams like Clemson and Wisconsin made a play for Barber as well, but those and several other offers came on the defensive side of the ball. Barber had been sold for some time on specifically playing in TCU’s offense - particularly on the opportunity to get involved in the passing game early in his tenure there.