It’s June and Arizona’s football season is slated to start in less than 80 days with an Aug. 29 kickoff at Arizona Stadium against Hawaii.
The first question: Will Arizona’s season start on time or will there be a season at all because of the COVID-19 pandemic? Arizona athletic director Dave Heeke said on the Eye on the Ball radio show last night that the next 30 days — after workouts start Monday — will be a gauge on plans going forward toward the season.
If the season starts on time and is played in full, I posted a poll on Twitter yesterday asking fans how many wins will Arizona achieve in Kevin Sumlin’s third season as head coach?
A majority of them — 38 percent out of 77 respondents — predict Arizona will finish 5-7. Here are the results:
If Arizona plays its football season as scheduled, how many wins do the Wildcats achieve? Twitter only allows four choices. If you think it’s a different win total, comment the number.
— Javier Morales (@JavierJMorales) June 12, 2020
If that is the case, it would be three losing seasons consecutively under Sumlin.
Where do you stand on this prediction? Here is a poll in which you can vote on a certain record for the regular season (voting set for a week):
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ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon.