Rutgers assistant blows out hammie, toughness being tested

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Toughness has always been a staple of Greg Schiano’s program at Rutgers. Now, the toughness of one of his assistants is being tested.

Rutgers defensive backs coach Jeff Hafley recently blew out a hammie.

Hafley, who joined the Rutgers staff this off-season after coming the last few years at Pitt, was limping quite noticeably today at practice.

Following practice, head coach Greg Schiano met with reporters and said, “Yeah, we have a coach on the IR. We got him gimping around out there…treatment. We gotta see if he’s tough. We’ll see.”

Then Schiano unloaded, “When you spend a couple of years elsewhere, you get back to Jersey, we gotta find out if he’s tough enough.”

A reporter responded, “You soften up in Pittsburgh?”

A smiling Schiano responded, “I didn’t say that. You were trying to set that up. I’m not going to agree to that. We don’t need that on their bulletin board.”

Schiano paused then added, “Born at night, but not last night.”

It was all fun and games. Pick it up at the 2 minute mark…