Arizona Football

Cecil back at Arizona in a different role

Chuck Cecil will be back at and with Arizona.

He’ll just be in a different role, going from being a coach in the defensive backfield with the safeties to being a defensive analyst to help the offense.

Cecil, an Arizona legend, college football Hall of Famer and longtime NFL player/coach, will be at home in the position.

“In today’s college football model, with the demands of recruiting and NIL, we need a position that would increase communication, competitive advantages, and functionality,” stated Brennan. “The senior defensive assistant, offense, position modernizes our traditional coaching hierarchy – without adding personnel count – and there is no better coach to fill that role than Chuck Cecil.”

His return makes it seven/eight years he’ll be back with UA and a key figure in the team’s transition to success.

“A big thank you to Coach Brennan for the opportunity to stay at Arizona in this new role,” Cecil said. “Coaching the Wildcats, and being a part of the football program, continues to be a blessing for me and my family. My wife, daughter and I have made Tucson my home and staying with the Wildcats is ideally how I would like to end my coaching career – but not anytime soon.”

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