Football

Arizona routed by Houston, drops to 0-2

After a disappointing opening-night loss to BYU, the Arizona football program looked to get back to winning ways and shake off the sluggish start against Houston. That did not happen on Saturday morning, as Kevin Sumlin's return to Houston was spoiled as the Wildcats got embarrassed in all facets of the game in front of a national audience, losing 45-18.  Read more

Skinner's Losers: Week 2 picks

Well, that wasn’t the best start in the world. When I started this gambling column, and named it Skinners Winner’s, going 0-5 during my opening week wasn’t exactly what I had envisioned.  Read more

Preview: Can Arizona bounce back versus Houston?

Sumlin acknowledged that it falls on the coaches to ensure that they are putting players in the best position to succeed, but he didn’t necessarily say how the offensive or defensive execution would change to create such success.  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