Tavien Feaster on the rivalry game: "When it's on, it's on"


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Feaster says Saturday's rivalry game is all about business (Photo: Randy Sartin / USATODAY)
Feaster says Saturday's rivalry game is all about business (Photo: Randy Sartin / USATODAY)

For 364 days out of the year Tavien Feaster is friends with his former Clemson teammates. However, when the pads and the helmets come on at noon on Saturday, it’s all business.

Feaster – the former Clemson and current South Carolina running back – has wished his former teammates well and kept in touch with them throughout the season, but the garnet and black will come first when the two teams square off Saturday.

“It's fair to say that I know the people behind the helmets, so I have a different relationship,” Feaster said of his former teammates. “When it's on, it's on. There's not too much to talk about. You have to go out there and perform.

“I have a good relationship with several of those guys. I spent the majority of my career there, so, yes, I have a great relationship with those guys. We still keep in touch. I wish them well during the season. There's no ill will towards those guys. I just had to do the best thing for me.”

Feaster said he expects both sides to simply go about their business.

“It's a rivalry game. The other team is going to get up to play, no matter what, so that's how you have to look at it,” Feaster said. “Now that I'm here, it's a rivalry game. We've got to get up and handle our business.

“It's going to be what it is. They're going to come out prepared. I know we're friends but when we step on the field, it's business. It's go time.”

The graduate student has battled back from injury and being the underdog for the first time in the rivalry has given Feaster a different perspective.

“Yeah, it changed. I'm in a different position, have a different mindset,” he said. “Now, I've become the underdog in the game. We're going to prepare for it and seize the moment.

“I haven't really heard too much about it. I know we're the underdog going into the same. My feelings are the same. This is an opportunity to go out there and perform and to play my best against a great team, so that's what I'm going to do.”

However, just because Feaster is playing for the opponent, don’t expect him to give away any information he brought from Clemson.

“I haven't been talking about that. I've just been to myself,” he said. “I really do none of that because I have a lot of integrity about myself. These guys study hard over here and I'm pretty sure they'll be ready. I know they'll be ready.”

For Feaster, this is more than the Palmetto Bowl, it’s his last opportunity to play college football.

“Really, I've just been focusing on getting back out there and getting ready with the game plan,” he said. “I treat it just like any other game, approach it like any other game.

“I'm not too emotional. Not only are we playing Clemson, which is where I just came from, but this is almost it for me in college football, so I'm just soaking it all in from that aspect of it. Just taking it one snap at a time this week.”

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