"It felt good getting back out there [after] being off a year," Taylor said. "Last year was a long season for everybody and the Herd faithful. I like what we did out there today. We played as a team, we didn't really care who scored, we weren't selfish with the ball.
"We went out there, we had fun and we enjoyed it."
It remains to be seen how the Herd will handle the renewed emphasis on fouls for hand-checking, body-bumping and other related sins.
Monday's game likely was not a good barometer for either team. Marshall had only 15 fouls to Concord's 23, more a nod to the difference in talent level. If you're struggling to keep up with the opposing offense, you'll probably foul more.
Taylor thinks he and his teammates can adjust.
"[Marshall coach Tom Herrion] said just because they're going to call it tighter, don't take anything away from your defensive intensity," Taylor said. "Just try not to use your hands, slide. Just beat them with your footwork on defense, taking angles and all that good stuff."
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