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

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

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