Rich Rodriguez’s tenure got off to a strong start in 2012 with an 8-5 finish and bowl win. That kind of debut probably has Tucson’s most optimistic residents thinking Rose Bowl. At the very least, challenging for the Pac-12 South crown seems reasonable.
With the clear favorite to start at quarterback sidelined for the spring, it calls into question how much the Wildcats can accomplish offensively in the course of the next 15 practices. If the coaching staff can get a pitiful defense in shape, though, Rodriguez will likely chalk spring up as a win.
Stability Factor (1 = Chaos; 5 = Rock Solid): 4
A year ago, the Wildcats were preparing for their first spring under Rodriguez’s tutelage. Aside from adjusting to new coaches, that also meant learning RichRod’s funky spread-option scheme and Jeff Casteel’s equally funky 3-3-5 defense.
This spring, the waters are pretty tranquil in Tucson. The Wildcats made it through the offseason with no major coaching moves. Personnel-wise, all ...