#39 Arizona Wildcats: College Football 77 in 77


Arizona Wildcats cheerleaders

Get ready  for some “white collar football.” I figured since everyone calls run-oriented teams “blue-collar” (yes, it is an annoying cliche) I would call pass-oriented teams “white collar.” And the Arizona Wildcats were first in the Pac-12 in passing last year, 9th overall. And with the most talented WRs group in school history, and a NFL prospect QB in Nick Foles, they will be fun to watch. If they can keep Foles upright that is.

Total career starts among all returning OL- 1!

2010 was: a sub .500 year in conference, and overall 7-6 They did make a bowl, but lost badly to Mike “I’M A MAN! I’M 40!” Gundy. The defense was pretty solid, but they lost 3 DEs to the NFL draft. Zona reached #10 in the AP poll lat year, but they ended the season on a five game losing streak. Ouch.

BMOCs: Foles, WRs Jaron Criner, David Douglas and Dan Buckner. On defense, keep an eye on CB Trevin Wade and DT Justin Washington.

2011 will be fruitful if: Paul Vassallo and Derek Earls help resolve their issues at LB. After those two experienced, solid upperclassmen, there’s 0 games of experience in the position group. That’s right 0 for the entire position group.

2011 will be awful if: they continue the losing that ended 2010. And if the O Line and LB issues flare up as severe as they could

Bottom Line: They’ll be fun to watch and they’ll out-shoot a few opponents- probably enough for a bowl bid. However, with that murderous week 2-4 schedule, it’ll be tough.

UA Rankings: #52 Athlon, #47 Lindy’s, #38 Phil Steele


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