Football

Growing Pains: Year one of the Sumlin Era

Building a program takes time, and one can’t judge future success of of just one season when trying to establish a culture of their own. While patience will be key, there is no doubt that the up and down season that was will leave a sour taste around Arizona football until next season. Read more

OPINION: All eyes on Tate vs Oliver

“We certainly have to do a better job schematically to get [Tate] more involved with his legs,” Sumlin said Tuesday on the weekly Pac-12 coaches teleconference. “It’s something we’ve taken a really hard look at. It can only help to get his legs more involved in the offense.”  Read more

Sumlin worried about winning, not Houston homecoming

There is no shortage of story lines for the Arizona Wildcats football team this weekend as they travel to face the Houston Cougars. Questions have surrounded the Wildcats all week since their 28-23 loss last Saturday to BYU, ranging from the how the team used Khalil Tate to how the offensive line plans to slow down Houston All-American Ed Oliver. Lost amongst all this is the homecoming of Head Coach Kevin Sumlin.  Read more

ANALYSIS: Sumlin and 'New Era' debut ruined by Cougars

Sept. 1, 2018 was supposed to be the coronation of Arizona football’s “New Era”. The opening game versus BYU was when the world would be introduced to the Kevin Sumlin and Khalil Tate duo that eventually catapulted Arizona into the Pac-12 South race.  But neither Sumlin nor his Wildcats could deliver a performance for the 51,002 fans on hand to remember as the Cougars won 28-23 and spoiled one of Arizona’s most hyped-up season openers this decade. Read more

ANALYSIS: BYU (and Arizona) contain Tate in season opener

ANALYSIS: The group that is headlined by preseason Heisman-hopeful Khalil Tate was one that was looked at by analysts and writers before the opening kickoff as the foundation that Head Coach Kevin Sumlin and his staff were going to build their new program upon. If that's the case, the Wildcat staff needs to pour some more concrete. Read more

'Cats lose season opener to BYU, 28-23

With a new coach, a remodeled stadium and a national audience watching via ESPN, the University of Arizona football team got off to a slow, painful start in their opening game versus the Brigham Young University Cougars, losing 23-28.  Read more

Teammates rave about Tate's leadership skills

No football statistic may be more telling of Khalil Tate’s importance to his team than the fact Tate was second in the Pac-12 Conference in both passing efficiency — besting two top 10 NFL Draft picks in Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen — and in yards-per-rush, which topped Heisman runner-up Bryce Love.  Read more

Skinner's Winners: College Football week-one picks

Over the years, week one has one or two decent matchups that are surrounded by games you have on your T.V. just so you can have any sort of competitive football on. This week is different than week ones in the past, where you waited all day for the 8ET/5PT ABC game between two teams that the preseason poll told you might be good. This year, it’s loaded from start to finish. Read more

The Daily Wildcat 2018 Football Guide

In this Daily Wildcat special edition, we give you the information you should know heading into football season at the University of Arizona. Read all about this year's team, get to know the 2018 coaching staff, check out their game schedule and find out what our football reporters predict for the upcoming season.  Read more

The ‘Real Deal?’ Tate aims to thrill again

This all wouldn’t have happened if Rich Rodriguez stuck to his experienced quarterback in Dawkins and made changes elsewhere. The smallest decisions can cause the greatest shifts in life, and Arizona’s football program is the poster boy for that.   Read more