Other quotes from the local papers

Wanting people to remember him for more than just the career tackle record, Sol said he wants to be thought of as:
“somebody who worked hard, who tried to do what was best for the team.” (HA)

About how he “feels blessed” to have set the record, Sol said:
“I’m blessed to even be here. It started with my decision to come here.” (HA)

Thanking his coaches, Sol said:
“I’ve had great defensive linemen, great coaches. Cal Lee taught me everything. He’s a great coach, a great father figure.” (HA)

About former record holder Levi Stanley, Sol said:
“For a defensive lineman having that many tackles is like a linebacker breaking the UH record for interceptions. I have a lot of respect for that guy.” (HA)

About how their kick coverage team has custom “K.O. Unit” t-shirts, Dan Kelly said:
“A double meaning. Kickoff, and knockout.” (HSB)

HSB Note: “We can’t call UH’s special teams consistent yet (it was just a week ago that coach Greg McMackin labeled the kickoff return a “suicide mission”). But they were spectacular in Saturday’s win against Nevada, and after a horrific start they’re a major reason UH has won three of its last four games. Don’t forget Kelly’s game-winning field goal and Ryan Mouton’s kickoff return for a touchdown at Fresno State.”

HSB Note: “Last year, Tim Grasso was as useful as an ukulele player in a heavy metal band as the Warriors rarely needed a punter, other than to hold for extra points. Now McMackin says Grasso is “probably our MVP” after he pinned Nevada near the goal line three times.”

About Richard Torres on kick coverage, Mac said:
“Kahuku Munchkin, kicking tail.” (HSB)

Not minding how the improved coverage isn’t allowing him to get tackles on kick coverage, Dan Kelly said:
“Nope, not at all, it’s not really in my job description anyway. And I enjoy watching (teammates) lay out guys. That’s more entertaining for me.” (HSB)

Worried about Utah State’s kick return unit, Kelly said:
“The guys have come to understand we set the tone, kickoff and kickoff return. We wake everybody up. Special teams needs to be our phase. Utah State took it to the house against us last year, and we have to make sure that doesn’t happen.” (HSB)


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