Logan • D.J. Tialavea hasn't been shy about his feelings about going up against USC and other big-name programs.
As far as the senior tight end is concerned, recruiting classes and hype are overrated. When he looks across the line at the Trojans on Saturday, he won't be intimidated.
"In my mind, whether you're East Coast, West Coast, Pac-12 or SEC, you're a 20-, 21-year-old kid just like me," he said after practice on Wednesday. "I feel like we can compete with anybody in the country. Nothing special about them, nothing special about us. Just hard-working kids going at it."
To see more of what the USU senior had to say about preparing for the Trojans, playing the USC theme during practice and protecting his quarterback, check out the video above.
— Kyle Goon
|1.||Mormon church traces black priesthood ban to Brigham Young|
|2.||Friends rally to help former Utah football star Bronzell Miller, given two weeks to live|
|3.||Few searchers remain in quest for 5 missing in central Idaho plane crash|
|4.||Real Salt Lake: Jason Kreis steps down as RSL coach|
|5.||Mitt Romney documentary a standout amid Sundance’s stars|
|6.||Restaurant review: Menu misses at The Annex in Sugar House|
|7.||All I want for Christmas is a new Christmas song|
|8.||Holiday cocktails: Mixing it up with Sugar House Libations|
|9.||Paul Rolly: 24-year-old traffic tickets come back to haunt Utah cop|
|10.||BYU basketball: Frank Bartley’s circuitous path to Provo|