PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- The change of Rutgers' defensive philosophy took place two years ago when the Scarlet Knights' defense was torched for 69 points at Cincinnati. As Rutgers readies to return to Nippert Stadium for the first time since then, linebacker Khaseem Greene spoke to ScarletReport.com about what changed since then, and the importance of this game.
Two years ago Rutgers
lost at Cincinnati
69-38 and allowed 645 yards of offense. It was the genesis for the change in the defensive philosophy and the move to speed on Rutgers' defense.
Now, the 22nd-ranked Scarlet Knights (8-1, 4-0 Big East) travel to Nippert Stadium for the first time since that game, and there are enormous implications as Rutgers can position itself further for a Big East title and an Orange Bowl berth.
One of the benefactors of the change in defense is Khaseem Greene, who moved from safety to linebacker and is coming off a 22-tackle performance against Army.
He went 1-on-1 with ScarletReport.com to discuss the changes, and what is at stake for the Scarlet Knights.