Arizona was doomed from the start.
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Mike Stoops was often criticized as Arizona’s head coach, but one of his decisions as the former UA head coach is paying huge dividends for Rich Rodriguez and this year’s Wildcats.
In 2007, Matt Scott and Matt Barkley faced off as high school quarterbacks in California. Barkley won that matchup, but five years later Scott had his revenge in leading Arizona to a 39-36 victory against No. 10 USC.
In one of the stranger first halves of the season for Arizona, the Wildcats trail USC 21-13.
Arizona isn’t supposed to defeat USC on Saturday. Then again, they weren’t supposed to three years ago either.
Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez has notoriously struggled in his first year at new stomping grounds.
At West Virginia and Michigan, head coach Rich Rodriguez rarely ran the ball less than 60 percent of them, and often ran as much as 70 percent of the time.
Entering the Wildcats matchup with Washington two years ago, former Arizona quarterback Nick Foles was hurt, so Matt Scott made a spot start against the Huskies and wound up leading the UA to a victory. On Saturday against the Huskies, with Foles in a crowd of 50,148, Scott led Arizona to a decisive 52-17 victory.
Head coach Rich Rodriguez was supposed to bring a run-first, ask questions later mentality to the UA, but through six games that wasn’t the case. In the first half against Washington on Saturday though, as the Wildcats ran their way to a 31-17 lead.
Thanks in large part to the movies, grand, motivational speeches by a head coach at halftime, when the team is losing, are thought to be a common practice.
Last year, the Tutogi family wore shirts reading “Family Always,” with an Arizona logo in place of “A” and Washington’s logo as the “W,” when the Wildcats traveled to Seattle in a 42-31 loss to UW.
Sir Thomas Jackson was never supposed to be a starting linebacker at Arizona, or even at the UA in general.
Johnny Jackson’s profile page on the Arizona Wildcats website is blank, aside from some general biographical information.
The talented pieces the Arizona basketball team has added to its roster this season are pretty well known. Kaleb Tarczewski, Brandon Ashley, Grant Jerrett and Gabe York make up the No. 3 recruiting class in the nation. The Wildcats new starting point guard, Mark Lyons, is a talented transfer from Xavier.
Brendon Lavender was the sniper, the designated three-point shooter. In 2011-12, Lavender carved out a role as the team’s best three-point shooter, and he embraced it. In a pinch, Lavender could shoot with the best of them.
This week, the Arizona football team has its bye. But soon it will be jostling for attention with the UA men’s basketball program.
Arizona held its basketball Media Day on Wednesday, marking the first time both head coach Sean Miller and the entire Wildcats roster have spoken at length with the press about the upcoming season. Here’s a look at what we learned from Wednesday’s media session:
Arizona is halfway done with its schedule and headed into a bye week. Here’s our midseason report — finishing with the defense and special teams.
Preseason rankings are foolish. With the constant turnover in college basketball due to NBA early-entrants, it’s nearly impossible to project how a team is going to do before it takes a single shot.
Arizona’s season doesn’t officially start until Nov. 11, against Charleston Southern, but Media Day is Oct. 10, followed by the annual Red-Blue scrimmage on Oct. 21 and the first pre-season game on Oct. 31. So, what better time than now — just a few weeks before the season begins — to project the Wildcats’ starting lineup?