Other quotes from the local papers

About Greg Salas, who has been nicknamed “Greg Moss” (referring to Randy Moss), Mac said:
“He makes plays, unbelievable plays. He can catch it with one hand. He’s around the football. He’s got great size, and a great attitude.” (HA)

HA Note: “The past two games, the 6-foot-2 third-year sophomore has eight catches for 162 yards, accounting for 36 percent of the Warriors’ receiving yards. Salas has benefitted from more playing time — this is his first year as a starter — and an intensive offseason training program. He worked out with personal trainers in California, going through a weight-training program focused on bench presses, squats and power cleans. He now weighs 200 pounds, 15 more than his weight when he first enrolled at UH in August 2006.”

About the importance of the weight-training that he did in the offseason, Salas said:
“My first year, I used to get jammed a lot on the line. Coming to college, those corners are bigger, and they’re physical. They’ll try to get in your face. You can’t let them do that. Getting bigger was definitely a goal of mine.” (HA)

About improving his runs after the catch, Salas said:
“You have to make the most of your opportunity. You have to get extra yards out of the 8-yard routes. You have to push up field. You have to get as much as you can. You don’t know when you’re going to catch a ball again.” (HA)

HA Note: “There’s one change that his roommate, Rick Taylor, wishes Salas had not made. Taylor wears a shirt with the words “tres” and “seis” — “3” and “6” — on the back. Salas switched from No. 36 last season to No. 1 this year.”

Wishing that Salas would use #36 again instead of #1, Rick Taylor said:
“I told him he needs to go back to 36. It’s a funny receiver number.” (HA)

About how he doesn’t think about his game-winning kick at Nevada last year unless someone brings it up, Dan Kelly said:
“From time to time I get reminded of it by other people, but I don’t dwell on the past.” (HSB)

About his success last year, Kelly said:
“Last year was a really good year when I just didn’t think to much and just played my game and did whatever.” (HSB)

Asked how he keeps from getting caught up in the moment as he prepares to kick, Kelly said:
“You just really have to be able to tune stuff out. It’s not like you can think about not thinking. It’s just something where you don’t concern yourself with anything. It’s just a mind-set coming into the game, you can’t just turn it on and off.” (HSB)


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