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Arizona Desert Swarm 8 hours ago
Pac-12 Power Rankings: UCLA takes a dive in Week 2

Pac-12 Power Rankings: UCLA takes a dive in Week 2

Maybe this is a bit knee-jerky, but maybe it's just eliminating herd mentality of last weeks' opening Pac-12 power rankings column. 1. Oregon Ducks -- : Destroying South Dakota wasn't surprising but until there's reason to move them down, that's how it's gonna be. 2. Stanford Cardinal ↑↑: Last week, I mentioned that I worry about disrespecting David Shaw, and I already feel like I've done that by putting him No. 3 to open the season. Stanford didn't have many issues beating UC Davis, but it still looked in midseason form. No mistakes, few cracks and a lot of fine individual...
Arizona Desert Swarm 8 hours ago

Arizona vs. UTSA: What Rich Rodriguez and the players are saying about the Roadrunners

A lot of praise coming from the Wildcats for the highly-experienced UTSA squad The Arizona Wildcats take on the UTSA Roadrunners Thursday night in the second of a three-year series between the two teams. UTSA returns a ridiculous amount of starters this year (9 offense, 10 defense, punter, kicker), which is what most of the talk from Rich Rodriguez and the players has been centered around. Here's a look at what they're saying around campus. Head coach Rich Rodriguez: On how UTSA stopped Houston's running game "They just completely shut 'em down. They got off blocks, Houston couldn't block...
Arizona Desert Swarm 12 hours ago

Arizona vs. UTSA: Nick Wilson climbs up Wildcats depth chart

One minor change in the Arizona depth chart. The Arizona Wildcats released their UTSA-week depth chart, and there is one minor change from last week. Running back Nick Wilson is now listed as the true second-string running back behind Terris Jones-Grigsby, with Adonis Smith being moved down to third string. After picking up 104 yards on the ground in his first career game, it is no surprise that Wilson has leapfrogged Smith. Smith, the senior transfer from UNLV, managed just seven yards on three carries against his former school. Also of note, Tra'Mayne Bondurant is still not on the...
Arizona Desert Swarm 21 hours ago

Arizona Football UNLV Recap & UTSA Preview Podcast

Anu Solomon pulls through, Terris Jones-Girgsby surprises, and more. Plus a preview of UT San Antonio. Wildcat Radio breaks down the Arizona Football victory over UNLV, preview Thursday’s match up against UT-San Antonio, talk Anu Solomon, Terris Jones-Grigsby, and bang through all other week one Pac-12 football action. Click below to listen or subscribe for free on iTunes or Stitcher.
Arizona Desert Swarm Aug 31, 2014

Arizona football: Six true freshmen see the field in Wildcats' opener

We got to see six fresh faces on the field Friday, and one made a huge impact The Arizona Wildcats and head coach Rich Rodriguez played just six true freshmen Friday night against UNLV, and from the looks of it, that'll be the extent of new faces on campus seeing game time in 2014. "Part of it is quite a few of 'em aren't ready yet," Rodriguez said. "And some of 'em we have more upperclassmen returning in different spots with transfers and guys returning. But I still think there's going to be another couple years where we play more freshmen then we probably want to." One true freshman who...
Arizona Desert Swarm Aug 30, 2014
Arizona football: Terris Jones-Grigsby makes most out of first career start

Arizona football: Terris Jones-Grigsby makes most out of first career start

Not a lot of people out there expected a 100-yard rusher for Arizona, let alone two in the same game to start the post-Ka'Deem era With the Arizona Wildcats looking to fill the void left by Ka'Deem Carey leaving for the NFL Draft after his junior season, there were a lot of names on the list of guys that were looking to be that replacement. In Game One, Terris Jones-Grigsby made the most out of his opportunity to be the next guy in line. He picked up 124 yards on 13 carries. Jones-Grigsby is a fifth-year senior, but had never taken a handoff in his Arizona career before starting Friday...
Arizona Desert Swarm Aug 30, 2014

UNLV vs. Arizona: Austin Hill regains confidence during long TD catch

It was THE play Austin Hill needed to feel he was back at full strength It was the beginning of the second half. The Arizona Wildcats were getting the ball back after a late score in the second quarter because they won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. A penalty on the kick return backed the offense to their own eight yard line. But that was no problem. (Play at 2:05) "He kind of let it loose," Rich Rodriguez said. "He got a nice stiff arm and he showed a little bit of a burst there, so we can't tease him about being the slowest wideout anymore after he took that one for a...
Arizona Desert Swarm Aug 30, 2014

UNLV vs. Arizona: Highlights from Wildcats' demolition of Rebels

You like touchdowns? We got touchdowns!
Arizona Desert Swarm Aug 30, 2014
UNLV vs. Arizona: Wildcats offense sets all kinds of records

UNLV vs. Arizona: Wildcats offense sets all kinds of records

We've heard about all the weapons. Now we know it's real. The Arizona Wildcats had a record-breaking night against the UNLV Rebels. Arizona set a new school record for total yards (787). They almost had the previous record beat (693) at the end of the third quarter. "That's all Anu," Austin Hill said happily. "If I didn't make so many mistakes, I felt like we could have made more yards," Anu Solomon added. The redshirt freshman also set the new school record for passing yards by a freshman (425). "I'm very proud of the offensive corps as a whole," Solomon said after the game. "We executed...
Arizona Desert Swarm Aug 30, 2014
Arizona vs. UNLV final score: Anu Solomon leads UA to 58-13 win

Arizona vs. UNLV final score: Anu Solomon leads UA to 58-13 win

Anu Solomon set freshman records as Arizona cruised. Arizona's best running back in history is gone. The third quarterback in three years of Rich Rodriguez's tenure won the job by a hair over three other contenders -- supposedly. All that meant was a 2014 debut with record-breaking statistics. The Arizona Wildcats put up a record 787 total yards behind redshirt freshman quarterback Anu Solomon's 475 all-purpose yards and a promising performance from running back Terris Jones-Grigsby. The big questions were answered: Who will replace Ka'Deem Carey and B.J. Denker? The answer came on the...
Arizona Desert Swarm Aug 29, 2014

UNLV vs. Arizona: Tra'Mayne Bondurant dressed and warming up with first-team

Will he play? Arizona Wildcats safety Tra'Mayne Bondurant is dressed and warming up for the season-opener vs. the UNLV Rebels. Bondurant had left the program on the first day of fall practice, but then was back the next day, where his status was "walking stairs". Bondurant is not listed on the two-deep depth chart for tonight, but it is starting to look like he will actually play.
Arizona Desert Swarm Aug 29, 2014

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson makes friends with a nerd at the UofA

Arizona basketball sophomore Rondae Hollis-Jefferson was one of many nice people who were willing to hang out with this guy.
Arizona Desert Swarm Aug 29, 2014

Arizona quarterback Anu Solomon gets praise from Yogi Roth

Rick Neuheisel, Yogi Roth and Mike Yam of Pac-12 Networks talk RichRod's decision to start Anu Solomon
Arizona Desert Swarm Aug 29, 2014

UNLV vs. Arizona: Wildcats' three keys to victory

What does Arizona need to do to open the season with a win? Football! It's here! Finally! And so is the return of Three Keys! Last year, I went with places in the opposing team's city as the theme. This year, I'm thinking songs from a particular band from that city. So without further ado, here are the three keys for the Arizona Wildcats to take down the UNLV Rebels, courtesy of The Killers! 1. I Feel it in My Bones There will be nerves. There will be lots of nerves. Especially from a certain redshirt-freshman quarterback Anu Solomon, playing against his hometown team in his first college...
Arizona Desert Swarm Aug 29, 2014
Arizona vs. UNLV: Time, college football TV schedule and odds

Arizona vs. UNLV: Time, college football TV schedule and odds

What you need to know as the Arizona Wildcats open the season at home against the UNLV Runnin' Rebels. Time Friday, 7:30 p.m. MST TV ESPN Arizona vs. UNLV: What you need to know These are five Runnin' Rebels you should know about heading into the game Friday night. Defensive end Reggie Gilbert is one of few starters listed on the injury report this week. Arizona has few surprises on the depth chart. Here's more on redshirt freshman Anu Solomon making the start at quarterback against UNLV. The Wildcats are 23.5-point favorites against UNLV. Will they top the spread? The Wildcat Radio...
Arizona Desert Swarm Aug 28, 2014
UNLV vs. Arizona: Five Rebels to watch vs. Wildcats Friday night

UNLV vs. Arizona: Five Rebels to watch vs. Wildcats Friday night

A quick look at some of the Rebels you should know for the season's first game. The UNLV Rebels had their first winning season since 2000 last year, but Arizona fans may not know that since, well, the Wildcats crushed the Vegas team early on in the season. "They played well at the end of the year," Rich Rodriguez said. "Got their confidence up, and I'm sure we're going to get a pretty good effort from them." UNLV is similar to Arizona in a few ways heading into the 2014 season. The Rebels have a new quarterback, a new running back, a veteran receiving corps and offensive line, and have a...
Arizona Desert Swarm Aug 28, 2014

Arizona vs. UNLV football uniforms are blue tops and jerseys

The Arizona Wildcats will open the season with blue tops and white pants. Who's excited for #UNLVvsAZ?! Combo for @ArizonaFBall game tomorrow is blue lids/jerseys & white pants. #BearDown pic.twitter.com/0F81cTzxZl — Ernesto E. Figueroa (@thaFlu2) August 28, 2014 The Arizona Wildcats will wear blue helmets, blue tops and white pants in the 2014 season opener against the UNLV Runnin' Rebels. It's the first look of the new non-gradient numerals. Sorry to those of you who wish the rainbow sleeves would be gone as well -- worse things have happened.
Arizona Desert Swarm Aug 28, 2014

Arizona football depth chart: Scooby Wright ready to lead linebackers

Zoinks, Scoob! The Arizona linebacking corps can be viewed a few ways. On one hand, the group is replacing two of its best defensive players from the first two years of the Rich Rodriguez era. Looked at from another perspective, it's hard to imagine replacements for captain Jake Fischer and heat-seeking tackler Marquis Flowers being any more ready. Expectations are a little easier to process when the list of returning players are at least familiar names. Sort of. Key losses: Jake Fischer, Marquis Flowers Key returners: Scooby Wright III, Derrick Turituri, DeAndre' Miller, Makani...
Arizona Desert Swarm Aug 27, 2014

UNLV vs. Arizona: Wildcats DE Reggie Gilbert listed as questionable on injury report

Three Wildcats on the opening week injury report This week's Arizona Wildcats injury report has one name on it who will continue to play. Senior Reggie Gilbert is listed as questionable with a foot injury. Gilbert suffered the injury about three weeks ago, and spent a significant amount of camp in a walking boot. Also on the official injury report are offensive lineman Jacob Arzouman and defensive lineman Jerod Cody. Both of their injuries are listed as career ending, Arzouman with a knee, and Cody with concussion issues. For what it's worth, most players that were listed as questionable...
Arizona Desert Swarm Aug 27, 2014

Pac-12 power rankings: Surprise, Oregon starts at the top in 2014

The Ducks are on top, but UCLA isn't far behind. 1. Oregon Ducks: Until there's any evidence that the Ducks are on the decline, there's no doubt Mark Helfrich's squad starts atop this guy's power rankings. In fact, it would be hard to find anyone betting against Oregon, though well-respected Fox Sports writer Stewart Mandel thinks they'll be the flop team in the Pac-12. The second year past the Chip Kelly era and first without defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti -- now a Pac-12 Networks analyst -- could mean trouble. Plus, the Ducks are without vet left tackle in Tyler Johnstone and start...

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