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Arizona's defense toughened behind Casteel

TUCSON, Ariz. -- There wasn't any hesitation or a doubt when Jake Fischer was asked who Jeff Casteel was and what was he about. "A mad genius; a mad genius," said Fischer, who at linebacker was at the center of Casteel's hybrid and unconventional 3-3-5 defense for two years. And, he's a guy who always looks to add a new twist or scheme to a system few people...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The Sports Guys: Expect 'smash-mouth' from UTSA

TUCSON, Ariz. -- UTSA returns nine starters from last season on offense -- everyone except its quarterback and tight end -- and Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez isn't expecting to see any major changes in scheme. Neither is Jake Fischer, the former Wildcats linebacker who made four tackles and recovered a fumble in Arizona's 38-13 victory over the Roadrunners early last season...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

AdvoCare V100 Bowl matches nation's top rushers in Williams, Carey

Whether or not Tuesday's AdvoCare V100 Bowl is Ka'Deem Carey's last game in an Arizona uniformt, Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez is sure of one thing: Carey will run like he's always run -- hungry and determined. Why would his potential final game be any different than any other in his career? "He plays that way anyway,"€ Rodriguez said. "The (fact...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

CFB on FOX Q&A: Arizona's Jake Fischer

He's only 6-feet tall. His bio says he weighs 221 pounds. I'm sure he hears it all the time: "You play linebacker? You're small!" Trust me, I can relate. He may be undersized, but Arizona's Jake Fischer has a big heart and a huge appetite to succeed. He earned All-Pac-12 honors for his play on the field and Pac-12 first team All-Academic status for his...
Via Fox Sports
September 28, 2013  |  Discuss

UA's Fischer: NCAA lawsuit about having a voice

CULVER CITY, Calif. -- Jake Fischer had a feeling he wouldnt be talking much football at Pac-12 media day. He was right. Ever since the standout University of Arizona linebacker announced that he would be joining a lawsuit against the NCAA, hes been a de facto spokesperson for student-athletes financial rights. Were doing it for athletes to have more of a voice, Fischer said Friday...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Arizona's Fischer, Smith join lawsuit against NCAA

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona senior linebacker Jake Fischer and senior kicker Jake Smith were two of the six current athletes named plaintiffs Thursday in the ongoing high-profile lawsuit against the NCAA. Both are late additions to the lawsuit after a judge recently questioned why no current athletes were involved as plaintiffs. Fischer, a former Tucson Ironwood Ridge High standout...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Fischer the leader, 'glue' of Arizona's defense

TUCSON, Ariz. -- No matter what happened last season severely injured knee, pain-staking rehabilitation nothing was going to stop Jake Fischer from playing his junior year at Arizona. The situation in his knee was far less painful than having to sit and watch his team play, knowing deep down he could have -- and would have -- helped. Thats the toughest thing -- to watch your...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Wildcats LB Fischer receives Pac-12 honors

TUCSON -- Arizona senior linebacker Jake Fischer moved from outside linebacker to middle linebacker just a week or so ago, and he's quickly found a home. On Monday, the Pac-12 named him Defensive Player of the Week, after getting a game-high and career-high 13 tackles (including 2.5 for a loss). He also forced a fumble. Arizona defeated Toledo 24-17 in overtime on Saturday....
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 03, 2012  |  Discuss

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