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READ ABOUT HOW ARIZONA ACHIEVED ITS STICKERS IN THE FIRST FOUR GAMES BY CLICKING ON THE RIGHT “NEXT” ARROWS
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A week to forget ..
Scooby Wright’s out indefinitely with a foot sprain.
Arizona’s coming off one of its most humbling losses under Rich Rodriguez, falling in line with other bad performances against Jim Mora’s Bruins.
Arizona is rightfully being extra careful about Anu Solomon’s concussion.
A game at Stanford against one of college football’s hottest teams looms Saturday.
Should I go on? …
A fan tweeted to me more than once during the UCLA game asking if Arizona should push the panic button. I replied that button was as bright red as Arizona’s helmets, but no, you can’t push the panic button yet. The season is only one-third completed.
Arizona has answered the challenge with significant injuries before.
The Wildcats lost their starting quarterbacks twice to season-ending injuries — in 1984 with John Conner (torn ACL) in the season-opener and in 1987 with Bobby Watters (broken thumb) three games into the season.
The Wildcats went 7-3 with Alfred Jenkins taking over at quarterback in 1984. True freshman quarterback Ron Veal ran Arizona’s triple-option offense as well as can be expected and the Wildcats only lost twice in the last eight games without Watters (with a record of 3-2-3).
“I’m not demeaning anyone,” former Arizona coach Dick Tomey said after Watters’ injury, “but my reaction when somebody gets hurt is, ‘Who’s the next guy?'”
Arizona achieved a season-low four helmet stickers against the Bruins. We’ll know more about Arizona’s resolve in the weeks to come.
READ ABOUT HOW ARIZONA ACHIEVED ITS STICKERS IN THE FIRST FOUR GAMES BY CLICKING ON THE RIGHT “NEXT” ARROW
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