VIDEO: Barr at the Spring Game

The star senior linebacker, Anthony Barr, talked about the night, spring practice, the linebackers and more Saturday...

Anthony Barr talked to us after the Spring Game at the Rose Bowl.


Q: so how do you think the defense looked?

AB: we started pretty slow. We can't have that especially during the season. We'll pick it up. and I think overall, it's pretty good.

Q: Anthony, you've seen a lot of defensive players get hyped for the Heisman. [audio difficulties]. What do it take for someone like you… what do you have to do to win it?

AB: win football games. Get some lucky bounces. If we do that as a team, then all that stuff will come.

Q: do you have a specific goal in mind? Like on statistics or something?

AB: win every game. Personal statistics, I don't think that's important. I think if we win football games as a team, then all the personal accolades will come after.

Q: what do you feel like this defense specifically needs to improve before you guys go into the fall? Is there anything that stands out at this point?

AB: yeah, we have lapse of focus sometimes. We can't have that. We'll be good for certain periods of time and then all of a sudden, we'll give up big plays or something. During the course of a season, we can't have that.

Q: is that something that you saw as a problem you saw earlier, especially today?

AB: yeah, I think today, for whatever reason, we just came out slow. I don't know if it was the people… the crowd, atmosphere… whatever it was, we just can't have it.

Q: what do you think you've been able to improve on the most just as opposed to spring?

AB: my pass coverage. I think dropping back in pass coverage. I think I'm able to attack the quarterback a little bit more. I'm excited about that.

Q: how different do you feel this spring? Last year, it was [audio difficulties] banged up a little bit. Now, you're coming off a great year. How do you feel different?

AB: just more comfortable. I feel smarter. Like I know what I'm doing. And I think when you're comfortable and have an idea of what you're doing, you can play a lot faster.

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