Coach Mendenhall mentioned to the media that 6-foot-1-inch, 309-pound nose guard Tevita Hola is the most improved player on the team, which bodes well for the defensive line. Once rated a four-star recruit, Hola has been the recipient of much praise from his teammates and coaches.
August 14, 2009
BYU's defensive line got a shot in the arm with the news that nose tackle Russell Tialavea is going to serve his mission following this season. Tialavea will focus on becoming a force in the trenches along with two guys he feels will make a big difference in the middle of the defense, and all three of them have had a physical makeover to do just that.
August 13, 2009
As a member of the scout team, four-star junior college recruit Tevita Hola has been hard at work preparing the Cougars' offensive line for what it will face when it goes up against the Husky defensive line. Total Blue Sports caught up with the big nose guard for an inside look at scout team duties.
September 4, 2008
Big, run-stuffing defensive tackles are a coveted commodity in the college football world and one of the best in the JC ranks this year is Snow DT Tevita Hola (6-1, 311). After returning from his two-year mission, Hola is looking for a big sophomore season and then to move on to a four year school. JCFootball.com spoke with him recently about his big freshman season and how recruiting is going.
April 14, 2007