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Carey 'just ran hard' at Arizona pro day

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Ka'Deem Carey met with the local media on Thursday after the school's annual pro day workouts and offered no information about his time in the 40-yard dash. "I just ran hard to tell you the truth," said Carey, Arizona's two-time All-American running back. Would you expect anything else? It's who he is and what he does, and Carey hopes those...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Bowden Award goes to A&M lineman Jake Matthews

Texas A&M left tackle Jake Matthews won the Bobby Bowden Award on Friday, presented for high performance on the field, in class and in the community. Matthews, the son of former NFL lineman Bruce Matthews, is a two-time all-Southeastern Conference player who moved from right to left tackle for his senior season. Matthews is considered by many experts to be a top-five pick in...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bowden Award goes to A&M lineman Matthews

Texas A&M left tackle Jake Matthews won the Bobby Bowden Award on Friday, presented for high performance on the field, in class and in the community. Matthews, the son of former NFL lineman Bruce Matthews, is a two-time all-Southeastern Conference player who moved from right to left tackle for his senior season. Matthews is considered by many experts to be a top-five pick in...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Wildcats too fast for Boston College

Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez said he felt that win or lose, his team already had started to establish its identity: Fast, athletic and, well, good. All were there Tuesday afternoon in Shreveport, La., in  one of the Wildcats' best games of the season in beating Boston College., 42-19, to win the AdvoCare V100 Bowl game. It was all Cats, all the time as Arizona "got into...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
December 31, 2013  |  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

Great upset, greater win for near-perfect Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez said earlier in the week that he didn't feel his team had to play a perfect game to beat No. 5 Oregon on Saturday. And while the Wildcats' performance might not have been perfect, it wasn't far off, as they knocked off the Ducks 42-16 at Arizona Stadium in what was certainly their best all-around outing in two years under...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Great upset, greater win for near-perfect Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez said earlier in the week that he didn't feel his team had to play a perfect game to beat No. 5 Oregon on Saturday. And while the Wildcats' performance might not have been perfect, it wasn't far off, as they knocked off the Ducks 42-16 at Arizona Stadium in what was certainly their best all-around outing in two years under...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Sloppy Wildcats caught in Cougars' trap in loss

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Trap games? Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez said before Saturday's game that he didn't believe in them. He might now. Arizona didn't recover from last week's 31-26 loss to UCLA and didn't have enough focus to not look ahead to Oregon next week, getting knocked off 24-17 by Washington State in front of a season-low 48,080 fans at Arizona Stadium...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Sloppy Wildcats caught in Cougars' trap in loss

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Trap games? Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez said before Saturday's game that he didn't believe in them. He might now. Arizona didn't recover from last week's 31-26 loss to UCLA and didn't have enough focus to not look ahead to Oregon next week, getting knocked off 24-17 by Washington State in front of a season-low 48,080 fans at Arizona Stadium...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Big game in Tucson, and Wildcats need no reminders

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Some things are best left unsaid. So, Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez has no plays for a fiery, rah-rah speech for his Wildcats as they prepare for No. 19 UCLA on Saturday night. What would be the point? Aren't these the games players come to big schools to participate in? Ranked opponent. Check. Homecoming game. Check. Pac-12 South title implications. Check...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Last meeting with UCLA always on LB Hobson's mind

TUCSON, Ariz. -- It's always there in the back of his mind, an incident and accident that likely will be around for as long as he plays football -- and even beyond. It was a "scary thing" Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez said, referring to Hank Hobson's neck injury that drew gasps and prayers for a player who seemingly was attempting to make a routine block and later...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

11/6 Football Notebook

Arizona will take on UCLA on Saturday. Read on to see what Rich Rodriguez thinks about UCLA's defense, how Jake Fischer is recovering from his injury, and more.
Via arizona.scout.com
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

'Disappointing' effort on D has Arizona seeking answers

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The word of the week when it's come to the Arizona defense has been "disappointing." It's been used in every sense after Arizona couldn't stop USC last weekend in a 38-31 loss. And the Wildcats can't afford another disappointing effort against Utah on Saturday -- not when that would mean falling to 3-3 overall and 0-3 in the Pac-12. ...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Defensive progress evident, but Arizona wants more

TUCSON, Ariz. -- For nearly three quarters Saturday, give or take a play or two, Arizona's defense went toe-to-toe with then-No. 16 Washington's dynamic offense. It bent, but it didn't break. Well, not until near the end of the third quarter, when the Huskies started to pull away -- thanks in part to the Wildcats' struggles on offense -- in an eventual 31-13 win...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Defensive progress evident, but Arizona wants more

TUCSON, Ariz. -- For nearly three quarters Saturday, give or take a play or two, Arizona's defense went toe-to-toe with then-No. 16 Washington's dynamic offense. It bent, but it didn't break. Well, not until near the end of the third quarter, when the Huskies started to pull away -- thanks in part to the Wildcats' struggles on offense -- in an eventual 31-13 win...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Minus passing game, 'Cats declawed by Huskies

Three plays into Arizona's game with Washington, the Wildcats appeared to be unraveling. To their credit, it took until the fourth quarter against the 16th-ranked Huskies before the Wildcats and their house-of-cards offense, which was as stable as a soggy cardboard box Saturday, finally collapsed. Blame the wind, the rain, the quarterback play, the overworked defense. Defeat...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Minus passing game, 'Cats declawed by Huskies

Three plays into Arizona's game with Washington, the Wildcats appeared to be unraveling. To their credit, it took until the fourth quarter against the 16th-ranked Huskies before the Wildcats and their house-of-cards offense, which was as stable as a soggy cardboard box Saturday, finally collapsed. Blame the wind, the rain, the quarterback play, the overworked defense. Defeat...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 29, 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

Arizona shows off Ground & Pound offense in Vegas

Welcome to the Ground & Pound. Arizona's offense has an identity, and what better place to show it off than in Las Vegas, where the term has been made famous by UFC? The Wildcats racked up nearly 400 rushing yards Saturday night en route to a 58-13 win over UNLV at Sam Boyd Stadium. "We played pretty hard, (and) our focus was really good," Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Arizona shows off Ground & Pound offense in Vegas

Welcome to the Ground & Pound. Arizona's offense has an identity, and what better place to show it off than in Las Vegas, where the term has been made famous by UFC? The Wildcats racked up nearly 400 rushing yards Saturday night en route to a 58-13 win over UNLV at Sam Boyd Stadium. "We played pretty hard, (and) our focus was really good," Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Arizona loses 2 sophomore linebackers to concussions

Arizona has lost two promising young linebackers due to multiple concussions. Rich Rodriguez said that sophomores C.J. Dozier and Dakota Conwell have been advised to retire from football. Both of these guys have had multiple concussions Our doctors do a good job. If our doctors say you probably shouldnt play anymore, guys are going to listen," Rodriguez said. Both were among...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Many questions remain for Arizona with opener nigh

TUCSON, Ariz. -- He's the most seasoned veteran for Arizona, the one who says all the right things. But deep down, Jake Fischer knows that even though he says Arizona's season opener against Northern Arizona is just another game, it isn't. It's the beginning of his final season, one filled with promise and potential. Then again, isn't that how every season is...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Arizona preview: Familiarity, depth should fortify defense

TUCSON, Ariz. -- It's a new day and a new year when it comes to Arizona's defense, which of course, means only one thing: It's gotta get better right? Last year's defense was bottom-of-the-Pac-12-barrel bad, giving up 35.3 points per game and 499 yards in total offense. The Wildcats were also dead last in sacks with a paltry 16 in 13 games. "It was bad,"...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Arizona preview: Depth, familiarity should bolster defense

TUCSON, Ariz. -- It's a new day and a new year when it comes to Arizona's defense, which of course, means only one thing: It's gotta get better right? Last year's defense was bottom-of-the-Pac-12-barrel bad, giving up 35.3 points per game and 499 yards in total offense. The Wildcats were also dead last in sacks with a paltry 16 in 13 games. "It was bad,"...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 35 Arizona Wildcats season preview

No. 35 Arizona Wildcats (8-5) Coach Rich Rodriguez (second season, 8-5 at Arizona, 134-93-2 overall)Returning Starters: 17, 7 offense, 10 defense, 0 special teamsRecruiting Rank: 37Strength of Schedule: 59 For the 2013 season, the Arizona Wildcats didn’t exactly stack the non-conference schedule with Northern Arizona, UNLV and UT-San Antonio. The Wildcats were a fun team to...
Via College Football Universe
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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