"He is really efficient," Rodriguez said. "You can tell he is a smart guy. He's been in the system, he gets rid of the ball quick. I have been really impressed with him.
"I don't know if a lot of people know about him, but they are going to find out about him, especially if he does a performance like he did last week against Oklahoma State."
"You have to be very disciplined defensively," he said. "If guys are blowing assignments, blowing a coverage, or don't fit in the right gap, he is going to take advantage of it. They have a nice system and do a good job of executing it."
"I think it is harder myself, but that is just my philosophy," Rodriguez said. "I think if you get bigger, stronger guys like Stanford or somebody, that is difficult too because they will put three tight ends in and create extra gaps that you have to cover.
"I think it is just a system. If somebody has a system and they have good players executing it well, that's tough to stop and UTSA has a system and good players executing it."
"He's doing just about everything," Rodriguez said of Dan Pettinato. "We're hoping he can go full practice next week. Same with David (Richards). I think he gets X-rayed the end of this week and if everything looks good, he should be back to practice next week as well."
"I don't know where that is with him and Pierre Cormier, but Luca in particular, who is in the mix," Rodriguez said. "It's somewhere in that vast Clearinghouse Eligibility center. Who knows where? It's frustrating."