Taliaferro, who came to MU as a walk-on, stands to become a 1,000-yard rusher with the Herd playing 13 or 14 games. He is not as speedy as Steward Butler or Kevin Grooms, but his pass-protection skills and general effort are superior.
Other seniors who are having big years:
A final note: Defensive tackle James Rouse is a redshirt senior, but don't expect him to come out for Senior Day applause. With his injury history, he is considered a lock for a sixth-year waiver.
"He needs something really good to happen for him, because he sure deserves it," Holliday said. "He'll get another year, I mean there's not going to be a question whether he gets another year or not. He'll have one.
"He's got to make that decision. On our part, I hope he comes back. I think he will, because he's such a great kid and a tremendous asset to our program."
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