AUDIO: Rutgers' Darius Hamilton, TJ Taylor speak before playing Michigan
PISCATAWAY — Rutgers is nearly 48 hours from its second Big Ten game, this one another home night game against Michigan.
Defensive tackle Darius Hamilton expects a dangerous team after the disarray that hit Ann Arbor in the wake of the mishandling of quarterback Shane Morris's injury.
“They’re ready to come in here and they’re ready to deliver a message that they’re not done with the season, that there’s still fight in them," Hamilton said Monday. "We’re ready to go out there and have this whole state behind us again under the lights.”
Backup linebacker TJ Taylor, meanwhile, is getting more reps with Rutgers' first-team defense. The normal starter at WILL, Steve Longa, is probable with a lower-body injury.
"After five or six weeks into the season and after training camp, I feel real comfortable out there," Taylor said. "It's becoming more natural, getting the plays, play calls, looking at the offense and figuring out the offense. It's less thinking, more reaction, so that's always a positive."