Video: Interview with UVA linebacker Max Valles

uva uclaUVA linebacker Max Valles talks with reporters after the Cavs’ 28-20 loss to seventh-ranked UCLA in the teams’ 2014 season opener.

 

Excerpts

On the game:

“We learned to keep fighting as a family and to have great team unity, whether it is a good or bad situation. We have to keep going out there and fight no matter what happens.”

 

On pressuring the UCLA offense:

“The key throughout the spring and training camp was to pressure everybody we play against, whether we bring four, five or six guys. Get after them and don’t give up no matter what.”

 

On playing from behind:

“The biggest thing is that we are all a family, we cannot get down on our offense if they give up points. We have to just go out and play for them, and make plays. We could have easily blocked the kicks and not given up the touchdown, and then we would have won the game.”

 

On preparing fro UCLA QB Brett Hundley:

“He’s a college football player like all of us. We all have the talent to be here or else we wouldn’t be playing. So we have to treat him like he’s a regular player, like anyone else.”

 

On the defensive goals:

“We want to make a statement every game. We do not give up no matter the circumstance and we keep fighting out there on the field. It’s a step forward today from last season. Last season we would have given up early in the second quarter, so that’s a big step up in how we stayed together as a team.”

 

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