Report: Arizona QB Brewer will transfer

Arizona Wildcats quarterback Connor Brewer, who was fourth string last season, has been released from scholarship and intends to transfer, according to a tweet by ESPN's Joe Schad on Tuesday night. This will be the second transfer for Brewer, a former four-star recruit from Scottsdale Chaparral. He attended Texas in the 2012 season, transferred to Arizona in the summer of 2013 and...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Wildcats, Rebels set for desert rematch

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Anu Solomon will debut as Arizona's quarterback in the Wildcats' opener against UNLV on Friday night. How long he stays there will likely depend on how well he plays. Solomon, a redshirt freshman, won a close battle with Jesse Scroggins, Jarrad Randall and Connor Brewer, all transfers from top Division I programs. Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez said this week that...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

How a car wreck impacted Arizona's QB race

TUCSON, Ariz. -- There was a reason why Arizona quarterback Jesse Scroggins began fall camp in the Breakfast Club. It's a series of grueling early-morning workouts, supervised by the man himself, Rich Rodriguez, for those players who failed to report with the fitness standards demanded by the coaches. Not a club you want to join. Scroggins was there because he missed about a month...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona expects more wins in 3rd Rodriguez season

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Arizona won eight games and a bowl in each of its past two seasons, a nice foundation for a program that had stumbled into mediocrity before coach Rich Rodriguez arrived in the desert. The Wildcats' expectation this season is to build upon it. They have the confidence that comes with consecutive winning seasons. The roster is filled with players Rodriguez recruited...
Via AP on Fox
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Q&A with Wildcats QBs coach Rod Smith

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Arizona Wildcats completed a week of practice with no major public clarification of the quarterback race. "I think we have several guys we can win with," quarterbacks coach and co-offensive coordinator Rod Smith said after Saturday's morning practice. "But we're not ready yet." Smith said quarterback play has been "good in spurts" but he would rate the first...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona lands ex-LSU defenisve end

Arizona on Tuesday picked up its sixth transfer from a big-time program when former LSU defensive end Jordan Allen announced he will join the Wildcats this fall. Allen will be a fifth-year senior who graduated in December and will be immediately eligible. LSU released the 6-foot-6, 254-pound Allen from his scholarship so long as he joined a program outside the SEC and enrolled for...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona lands commitment from elite 2015 tackle

Arizona landed perhaps its biggest recruit -- in more ways than one -- of the 2015 class Saturday when offensive tackle Keenan Walker announced his commitment to the Wildcats. Walker, a 6-foot-6, 280-pounder from Scottsdale Chaparral, is rated a four-star recruit by He is the ninth-ranked tackle and the 98th-ranked player overall in the country. Walker also had offers...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona's QB competition no clearer after spring game

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona's muddled quarterback situation didn't get any clearer. Two unknowns appeared to be the team's best running backs. But what Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez noticed in Saturday's spring game at Arizona Stadium was that the loaded wide receivers group looked as good as advertised ... probably. "Was it impressive wide receiver play or poor defensive back play?...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

How Trevor Knight Went From A Texas Longhorn Fan To Starting QB Of the Oklahoma Sooners.

Trevor Knight at 2014 Sugar Bowl. Via The Chicago Tribune.San Antonio, Tx. native Trevor Knight grew up a fan of the Texas Longhorns. Through the long, strange trip known as college recruiting, the quarterback ended up committing to the Longhorns' hated rival Oklahoma.That was due in part to Texas receiving the commitment in 2012 of then blue-chip high school QB recruit Connor Brewer...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Don't expect Arizona's QB crowd to thin any time soon

TUCSON, Ariz. -- About a month ago, Arizona football coach Rich Rodriguez sauntered up to the media after his team's first spring practice and said he'll have no information about the starting quarterback. And it'll be months -- maybe August, September -- when he'd have anything set in stone. The QB to be? "Good luck in figuring it out," he said. Nothing much has changed with three...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

7 quarterbacks vie for attention as Arizona opens spring drills

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona opened spring football practice on Monday, and attention quickly turned to auditions for seven candidates attempting to replace B.J. Denker as the starting quarterback. Head coach Rich Rodriguez said the coaching staff would not "sacrifice tempo" in order to provide extra teaching time. "They've got to learn at our pace," Rodriguez said. "Most of those quarterbacks...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

RichRod has Wildcats on track

(Eds: Updates with more details and quotes.) By JOHN MARSHALL AP College Football Writer Rich Rodriguez inherited a program in need of a pick-me-up when he arrived at Arizona in 2011. The roster was thin, the players woefully out of shape. The winning tradition had taken a hit with a disastrous start the previous season. The facilities were close to being on the embarrassing side...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Redshirts to give next year's Wildcats added talent, competition

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The life of a redshirt. Practicing. Holding clipboards. Cheerleading. It's not a glorious existence, not one that directly affects results on the field. But it won't be long until the redshirts come off and the competition really begins. Welcome to next season -- even before this season ends. As Arizona prepares for next week's AdvoCare V100 Bowl against Boston College...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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