VIDEO: Coachability is Gauta's Best Trait

PULLMAN - Nose tackle Ioane Gauta is three official workouts into his Wazzu career and has wasted no time learning from defensive line coach Joe Salave'a. Gauta talks competition, the 3-4 defense and more in this exclusive video interview.

Though he transferred from Fullerton College earlier this year, Washington State nose tackle Ioane Gauta had to wait until this week to experience his first official workouts with the Cougars.

"It's been great. As a team, we're just trying to get everything together defensively with our schemes and with our fronts. For us new guys coming in, it's a little challenging, but as the process goes on, it gets easier and easier," he said.

There's been a heavy amount of hype surrounding Gauta, especially since returning nose tackle Anthony Laurenzi was recently released from the team.

Gauta, however, isn't letting any added pressure get to him.

"I just stay coachable. Whatever advice or criticism coaches give me, I take as good, constructive criticism. Everything that goes on inside and outside the field with these coaches is awesome," he said.

Fall camp is a time for practice and competition, and though there are other talented players at his position, including Kalafitoni Pole and freshman Robert Barber, Gauta is driven by the competition.

"You look at any great team, in the NFL and even here, in the NCAA, and there's competition," he said.

Full FOXSportsNEXT and exclusive interview below:

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