Logan • Even as Utah State coach Matt spent most of Monday morning smiling as he talked about his team's resurgence, he acknowledged a dark cloud was hanging over the program - and it had nothing to do with football.
Earlier that morning, the team learned senior tight end D.J. Tialavea's father had died after a long struggle with health problems. Wells eyes watered and he choked up as he talked about hearing the news.
"It's a guy who's part of your family," Wells said. "When you get that call early in the morning from a mom, it's not easy to take. I have no idea what D.J. is going through, I've never been through it. We'll be there for him and his family and support him in any way we can."