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RR to Pac12: "Don't get on your soapbox & talk about student-athlete welfare" re: scheduling 8 p.m games for traveling team with no wks off
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RR criticizes Pac-12 for 8 p.m. game at Washington returning home at 5 a.m. and travel following week without a week off.
RR voicing displeasure, several times w/ night road gms w/o bye "There has to be time to catch your breath… can u tell I'm bothered by it"
Not sure I’ve seen RichRod more riled up in a press conference before.
RichRod: “Why can’t Arizona play a Thursday night conference home game?…I think it would be off the charts."
RichRod said he’d rather a Thursday or a Friday game instead of a late Saturday kick.
RichRod: “And the no open date thing is still disturbing."
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Arizona players up now … Kern, Magloire, Bruno and Griffey speaking with the media today pic.twitter.com/RPVqLy61pG
RR on list of concerns regarding officiating vs. Colorardo: "This week's list to the conference, I will probably follow up on it."
RR obviously concerned about non-call on potential targeting play on Solomon that resulted in a fumble against Colorado.
DL coach Kirlav now calls Jack Banda "The Sackmaster." Banda had two sacks last week in first extended playing time.
Rich Rod said QB Jerrard Randall could get start this week, maybe bluffing, maybe trying to spark Anu, maybe he's serious? Didn't flinch tho
“I feel we have two guys I have complete confidence in.” – Rodriguez on his quarterback situation
RR on pass defense: Young guys will have to grow up quickly. We have to play with confidence. At times, we haven't played with confidence.
RichRod said DaVonte’ Neal’s hamstring has been getting “un-tweaked” every day.
Tyrell Johnson “tweaked” his hamstring against Colorado Rodriguez said
RR on Anu Solomon not running as much or effectively: We just have to get him more confident to do that.
“Anu is better runner than even he believes … it’s just a process of learning.” – Rodriguez on Solomon’s lack of running
RichRod on Anu Solomon: “I won’t give you all of my conversations with him. Some of them aren’t printable."
RR likens Randall relieving Solomon Saturday at Colorado like a relief pitcher coming in to throw strikes. Said Solomon took it well.
“We wanted to play Orlando but we thought Jared (Baker) had the hot hand.” – Rodriguez on his running backs