Arizona Football

2024 Arizona football season countdown: 100 days to kickoff

The dawn of the Brent Brennan and Big 12 era with Arizona football is upon us.

Arizona will kick off the season on Aug. 31 when the Wildcats will represent the Big 12 for the first time playing New Mexico at Arizona Stadium.

The Wildcats are coming off a 10-3 season, capped by a victory over Oklahoma in the Alamo Bowl. Jedd Fisch is gone to Washington and Brennan, a former Dick Tomey grad assistant at Arizona, is here from San Jose State.

The top Arizona players in history who wore the corresponding number to the day of the countdown will be honored.

We’ll also run other items related to today’s player who wears the uniform number and other pertinent numbers and news related to Wildcat football.

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New Arizona coach Brent Brennan (Arizona Athletics photo)


Brennan’s career record in seven years at San Jose State was 34-48 with trips to three bowl games — 2020 Arizona Bowl (lost to Ball State 34-13), 2022 Famous Potato Idaho Bowl (lost to Eastern Michigan 41-27) and 2023 Hawaii Bowl (lost to Coastal Carolina 24-14). San Jose State went to only three bowls in the previous 30 years before Brennan’s arrival in 2017.


“We’ll take about a month off before we come back in June. Right when we get back we’ll get into summer workouts and player-led practices. It’s a collaborative effort.” — Arizona QB Noah Fifita after the Wildcats’ Spring Game on April 28.

FOLLOW @JAVIERJMORALES ON TWITTER! 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, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports,, 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. He became an educator in 2016 and is presently a special education teacher at Sunnyside High School in the Sunnyside Unified School District.

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