Solomon continuing to compete

Anu Solomon may not be the starter, but that has not stopped him from competing. Read on to see his approach, what he believes is special, and more.

When freshman quarterback Anu Solomon arrived at Arizona, the expectation would be that he would compete for the starting job.

However, it quickly became apparent that it would not be that easy and Solomon is now in line for a redshirt season.

Solomon certainly has a bright future, but like most freshmen, has had some difficulty adjusting to the change in speed.

"The biggest adjustment is the speed of the game," Solomon said. "It is a major transition from high school to college.

"Everybody is bigger, stronger, and faster. Being an elite athlete, you have to adapt to that speed and that is what I am continuing to work on."

The Las Vegas Bishop Gorman signal caller does not shy away from the fact that it has not been easy adjusting to the speed.

"It has been semi-hard because high school and even playing schools throughout the country was not at this type of speed," he said.

Even though Solomon is not currently the starter, he has always maintained that he wants to do what will help Arizona the most.

"Mentally it is eyes on the prize," he said. "I want to do what is the best for the team and compete my butt off."

No matter who the quarterback is, that job is made easier by the presence of Ka'Deem Carey in the back field.

"It is something special," Solomon said. "People will be looking for Ka'Deem and looking for the quarterback to pass more, but we have that double threat. Ka'Deem is something special though."


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