Nash TV: Defensive End Previews Rutgers at Michigan State

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- The detailed and well-spoken Myles Nash offers his insight into the Rutgers defensive line and an upcoming battle between 2-7 teams.

Rutgers defensive end Myles Nash on game prep for Michigan State...

I think it's been a very good game prep. We're putting in a lot of work this week just focusing on fundamentals, focusing on really honing in on the game plan and new stuff we have to install for this week. Ultimately, they're a 2-7 team, we're a 2-7 team, we're both trying to get over the hump and get a W. They had some tight games. We had some tight games the past couple of games. I think what you see from our team is a steady improvement, and I think it will be a good game. I'm excited to get out to Michigan.”

On where the defensive end stands as a unit...

I think the d-line has steadily improved every game. I think it's a very big part of our defense. The depth we have at each position and the type of talent we have there, I'm really excited about that. We're only losing, I think, three guys next year so we'll return a lot of talent. We have a lot of leadership at those positions. Again, it's a testament to how hard we work. We come out here and we practice our connection in the film room and off the field. I think our d-line, they have the potential to be one of the best in the Big Ten if we keep working and doing what we're supposed to do.”

On the defensive touchdown for Darnell Davis...

Just to see him get the scoop and score and how hard he's worked and to see all of the hard work that he does pay off. He's a guy that's a walk-on who's ultimately doing this for free so just to see how hard he works, I'm just happy for him.”

On Michigan State film study...

Michigan State's offense, they do a lot of different stuff formation wise. They'll start in a formation and they'll trade out of it, so the big thing with us is getting the line right and executing and making the right calls on defense. I think they have a talented running back. They have a very talented receiver that we have to key in on. I know they're having a couple of quarterback problems right now. We're not really too worried about that. Whomever is back there, we're just going to treat it the same as if it was anybody else and just go out and compete.”


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