By Luis Aguirre Jr.
Eye on the Ball
Former University of Arizona football player, Heath Bray, was on today’s edition of Fox 1450’s Eye on the Ball. Bray played from 1989-1992 as a defensive back/quarterback and was also named captain in the ’92 season.
Heath spoke about 300 former UA players getting together on a Zoom call Tuesday night to talk about the program and to see how they can help make the program better.
Following the firing of UA football coach Kevin Sumlin, here is Bray’s take on today’s Q&A about the future of Arizona football.
Here is a sampling of questions. Be sure to listen to the podcast at: ♫ Eye on the Ball – Tuesday, December 15th (iheart.com)
Q: Have you gotten in any fights since Friday? (Jokingly)
A: Verbal, it’s to the point now where if you got two emotions, love and hate at least you got engagement. Apathy has crept in. That’s the most erosive feeling you can have in any relationship.
Q: How did this whole thing sit with you the last couple of years – the environment?
A: This is different, we’re rock-bottom guys. It doesn’t get any lower than this. That’s what we’ve come to expect but looking forward and hopefully obtain is the communal aspects of Arizona Wildcats athletics as a community, as an identity, as a group.
Q: What’s the purpose of the alumni zoom call?
A: To figure out what in the Sam Hill is going on and what can we do and how can we be a positive influence in anything. This is a situation like none I’ve ever seen before. There is a vibe among the players that I haven’t experienced in 35 years.
Q: How do you guys make it known that you guys are concerned?
A: Well, we’re having a zoom call with Dave on Thursday with the players and that’s a smaller group. Where do we go from here, I don’t know?
Q: What can we do, what do you think you can do?
A: The only thing I can do, my dad always told me, “You got to be careful when you vocalize your opinion, but always give it when asked.” With us, I don’t know what we can do. There’s gotta be some input.
Q: Do you think that the university is afraid of the past?
A: That’s a really interesting perspective because we did things without convention back then. We were unconventional from top down.