ARIZONA Off - *8/4 Def - 8/3 45 Lettermen
TEAM THEME: WHERE HAS ALL THE TALENT GONE?
It was a collapse of major proportions. Last year’s awful 3-9 season, after four consecutive bowl campaigns, dropped the Wildcats to 10-15 since winning the Pac-12 South Division in 2014. Last year’s 82-yard slippage on offense can be attributed to a depleted attack unit being forced to play three different quarterbacks, and a wide receiver at running back. Only in this case it was a lack of talent - not injuries - that handcuffed the team. “Part of the problem we had last year was mistakes in recruiting or bad luck in recruiting,” head coach Rich Rodriguez said. “It falls on me.” It's fair to say he won’t be long for Tucson with another 3-9 season.
STAT YOU WILL LIKE: For the third time in the last five years, Arizona has had zero players selected in the NFL Draft.
PLAY ON: vs. Utah (9/22)
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