"This is a guy with high character."
"When you put them in front of 80,000 people and what they can do to establish leadership... they are almost like coaches on the field."
"Honestly, we're not in the business to try and convince guys to play here. It's a grind... you're starting your career in the minor leagues."
"In this case, we're trying to let him sort his situation out as far as does he want to come full-time here. We want Russell full-time, we love what he's all about, what he stands for and what he's been able to do here at NC State as well as if he makes it to the next level, the NFL, the CFL, whatever happens. We're going to let him sort his way out and be patient with his decision."
"We've had open dialogue... they have a great relationship. If you know Russell, he has passion for what he's engaged in."
"We're going to take our time as this thing moves on."
"He had coaches that were able to allow him to do those things."