Found elsewhere: Lynn Hickey, the Texas-San Antonio athletic director, said, “It’s like we have our own little rock star.” I don't like the way they broke up the attribution. They started the sentence that way because there's a quote from another writer above it. It would read better to start with the quote and finish with ," said Hickey, the Texas-San Antonio athletic director.
Passing: William Safire, the grammarian/columnist/novelist whom I've quoted here occasionally, died this week. The NY Times had a column called On Safire.
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