I was going to try and ignore the Arizona Football coaching search in this column but Wednesday’s announcement of career job hopper, Jedd Fisch, as their new coach changed that. Shame on you (school president) Dr. Robbins. Your nepotism overruled the wishes of the alumni, former players, and fans. I almost feel bad for Athletic […]Read More On Jedd Fisch to UofA, Early CFB Postseason Thoughts + Week 16 NFL Picks
I haven’t written a Quick Hitters column in month so time to bring it back this time with an Arizona sports-only theme! -First, let me commend the Diamondbacks for turning things around quickly after it seemed like their season was going in the absolute dumpster. It also helped that Paul Goldschmidt hit .620 last week. […]Read More Friday, June 15th Quick Hitters: Arizona Sports Teams Edition
I wrote a similar column to this one last year, when I first debuted the blog…and while I was WAY off (Arizona went 7-5, not 5-7), at least I got two things correct…that Rich Rodriguez wouldn’t be the Wildcats’ head football coach come 2018 and that “Arizona football will look a lot different in 2018.” […]Read More Arizona Wildcats Football: Pre-Preseason Game-By-Game Predictions for 2018
Was Saturday’s final 2017-18 home game against California the end of an era at McKale Center? Unfortunately the answer is yes and here’s what I think happens next: 1. Regardless of what happens in the NCAA Tournament, I’d be surprised if Sean Miller returned as Arizona’s head coach.Read More Predicting the Future of the University of Arizona’s Basketball Program
Late-Thursday afternoon Arizona star guard Allonzo Trier was ruled ineligible by the NCAA as a miniscule amount of the banned substance Ostarine once again appeared in a test. His attorney believes that since the substance hadn’t appeared since early-2017, it was the result of Trier taking the test when not properly hydrated. Either way, let’s […]Read More Friday, 2/23 Quick Hitters – On Allonzo Trier’s suspension, Sean Miller’s future, and more
I’ve never been more happy to be wrong. I predicted a 10 point ASU victory over Arizona in Thursday’s college basketball matchup from Tempe. UofA’s 77-70 win was just the opposite and hallelujah! -First of all, Thursday night’s crowd at Wells Fargo Arena was arguably the loudest in the stadium’s history. Props to ASU fans […]Read More Friday, 2/16 Quick Hitters: On UofA-ASU, Ayton’s dominance, Fitz returns, and picking the Daytona 500!
-Let’s start with the elephant in the room from college football’s National Signing Day…according to 247Sports’ team rankings…ASU is 36th and UofA sits at #58. Am I worried? Not in the least. Last I checked Herm Edwards was hired in early-December which gave him and his staff nearly two months to improve upon Todd Graham’s […]Read More Friday, 2/9 Quick Hitters: UofA / ASU Recruiting, Ranking the Pac-12 HCs, Trades Galore, and more!
Since 2001, I’ve been to 120 University of Arizona football games. I haven’t missed one played in the state of Arizona since 2007. The Wildcats’ record in those games? A pedestrian 63-57. But two decades of mediocrity ends now… In the words of the late, great college football broadcaster Keith Jackson, “WHOA NELLY!” I don’t […]Read More Kevin Sumlin to Arizona: The definition of an A+ coaching hire
FIRST DOWN – The winner of College Football’s National Championship Game will be… ALABAMA. Let’s say 31-21 over Georgia. Nick Saban has never lost to one of his former assistant coaches in his illustrious career…I believe he’s 11-0. Well make it 12-0 as Alabama’s offense cranks it up in the 2nd half against a Georgia […]Read More Four Downs – January 8th: National Championship Game Pick, UofA’s coaching search, & NFL Playoff Thoughts
Am I surprised that Rich Rodriguez was fired by the University of Arizona? NO. Am I surprised that it happened on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018? YES. I wrote back in September that a change needed to happen after the ugly Friday night loss against Utah when Arizona’s attendance dipped to lows not seen during the […]Read More Quick Thoughts on RichRod’s Departure from Arizona