Grant discusses why there’s significant potential for a breakout year when it comes to TCU’s receiving corps.
The first, and more positive reason, is that there’s a group of legitimately talented wideouts and tight ends on the roster. In addition to the players mentioned above, Pro Wells, at tight end, caught five touchdown passes last season and is only going to get better. Mikel Barkley fought through injuries last year but is a lot to handle for defenders when healthy. If natural progression takes its course, the wideout group will be better.
Charles King got knocked around a bit on Sunday afternoon, as the Frogs dropped their first game of the season. TCU has a chance to take the series from Minnesota on Monday afternoon.
Charles King (0-1) took the loss after surrendering seven runs on nine hits in 3 1/3 innings. He fanned four and did not walk a batter. Green turned in 3 2/3 scoreless frames. He struck out three. Marcelo Perez pitched a scoreless eighth.
Reagan Pebley talked about TCU’s mentality after the tough win.
“We’re in that position because we’ve been so locked in on what’s the new challenge, what does today bring,” Pebley said. “Today doesn’t feel like 20 [wins]. We’re going to love on every single of them. We don’t really talk about our record. We talk about our next challenge and opportunity.”
The Frogs held Oklahoma State to just 25% shooting for the day.
With the win today, TCU secured at least a first-round bye in the upcoming Big 12 Championship. This will be TCU’s fourth first-round bye since joining the league, having also earned first-round byes in 2015, 2018 and 2019.