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  • Unexpected sympathy for Stoops

    Something completely unexpected happened to me on Thursday night while I was watching the Arizona Wildcats completely embarrass a bad UCLA football team by 36 points. I felt sympathy for recently booted Wildcats head coach Mike Stoops. Me, a Sun Devil fan since the age of seven, feeling sorry for a man who coached at […]
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  • Arizona Wildcats ranked 16th in initial coaches poll

    The first ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll has been released, and the Arizona Wildcats find themselves ranked 16th. Arizona, which made it to the Elite 8 last season before losing to eventual champion UConn, returns much of the same squad minus two starters — one of whom went to the NBA. The loss of leading scorer […]
  • Is Rich Rodriguez a top candidate for Arizona?

    The Arizona Wildcats are getting some national attention these days. Not for their play on the field, but because of the potential they offer a future head coach. Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf asked ESPN analyst Dave Pasch what people are saying about the school’s vacancy. “Arizona has come up in conversation because there […]
  • ESPN insider: Arizona job a ‘hidden jewel’

    Few will doubt the assertion that whoever the next football coach is at the University of Arizona will inherit a better situation than his predecessor did. The Wildcats, after all, have gone to a bowl game three straight years (though the streak is likely to end this season), and has some talent spread throughout the […]
  • Foles named Golden Arm finalist

    University of Arizona quarterback Nick Foles, who is enjoying a stellar statistical season despite his team’s dismal 1-5 record, has been named as one of ten finalists for the 2011 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, presented to the nation’s outstanding senior quarterback. Foles currently ranks 2nd in the nation in yards passing with 2,255 while […]
  • Greg Byrne narrows Arizona coaching list down to…100?

    If Arizona AD Greg Byrne has been clear about one thing with regards to his search for the team’s next football coach, it’s that he won’t divulge any information before he has to. Essentially, we won’t find out who his choices are until THE choice is made. That doesn’t mean there won’t be speculation, though, […]
  • The Kish Debut and Week 8 in the Pac-12

    The Arizona Wildcats and their athletic director, Greg Byrne, ran out of patience with their 8-year head coach Mike Stoops following a 1-5 start and a stretch of ten straight losses by the ‘Cats to FBS teams. Now, in week eight of Pac-12 play, we see the debut of interim head coach Tim Kish in […]
  • This is not Arizona’s first rodeo with an interim coach

    Mid-season coaching changes may not be the norm for college sports, but it’s not exactly foreign territory for the Arizona Wildcats. You see, the last time UA fired its head football coach was September 28, 2003, as they said goodbye to John Mackovic and hello to interim coach Mike Hankwitz. The defensive coordinator, Hankwitz took […]
  • University of Arizona Wildcats 2011-2012 Season Preview

    Consider it addition by subtraction when you are watching the University of Arizona Wildcats tip off the season this winter. The subtractions are easy to notice and would shatter most teams. Once the bright lights of the NCAA Tournament turned off on an unprecedented run by the Wildcats by the Kemba Walker-powered Connecticut Huskies, star […]
  • Mike Leach an option for Arizona? Not so fast

    The possibilities for the new University of Arizona football coach are endless, making it fun to speculate on big names for the vacant spot. Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf latest debate was former Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach. Let’s just say the two didn’t see eye-to-eye. “You’ve got a guy who can come […]
  • ESPN analyst says Arizona would suit Petersen

    There was some surprise when Arizona football coach Mike Stoops was fired, but the timing may have been the biggest shock of all. ESPN analyst and former Notre Dame football coach Bob Davie thinks that the timing was fair and honest. “If you are going to make the change after the season, it may be […]
  • ESPN Insider: Chris Petersen is Arizona’s top prospect

    Speculation about who would replace Mike Stoops as Arizona’s football coach began right when director of athletics Greg Byrne announced that the job was open, and one name seems to be coming up the most as being atop the school’s wish list. Chris Petersen. Currently the head coach at Boise State, Petersen would seem to […]
  • Mike Stoops statement following dismissal

    TUCSON – Mike Stoops was fired as head football coach at the University of Arizona Monday and issued the following statement through his agent. “I am very proud of the Wildcat football program and the many accomplishments we have enjoyed. Topping that list is our qualifying for consecutive bowl games the past three seasons for […]
  • Who could coach the Wildcats next season?

    The Arizona Wildcats need a new football coach, and athletic director Greg Byrne has said he will conduct a thorough search for Mike Stoops’ replacement. While many names will be thrown around — some bigger than others — it’s important to note that the chances of anything being done before the end of the season […]