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October 14, 2007Ask Joe Tiller if Jaycen Taylor will be playing against Iowa Saturday and he responds with what amounts to an optimistic, "We'll see."
"That will be a late-in-the-week decision," Tiller said Sunday.
Ask Taylor, sidelined since Sept. 15 with a broken arm, and you get a much more straight-forward response.
"I'm playing," Taylor said.
Taylor has been running away from redshirting for his entire college career to date.
It didn't want any part of it out of high school, after which he voluntarily went to junior college largely so that he wouldn't have to sit out someplace.
And he doesn't want any part of it now.
He doesn't have to worry about it, since it's very apparent now that he's returning this season, perhaps Saturday.
Though Tuesday's full-contact practice will go a long way in determining it, Taylor said he's already done what doctors said he'd have to before playing: exhibit range of motion in his arm and do a single pull-up.
Below, Taylor talks about his injury and probable return.
Jaycen Taylor Audio