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Arizona freshman RB J.J. Taylor broke his left ankle in Saturday's overtime loss to Washington.

With lead back Nick Wilson sitting out Saturday's contest due to a leg injury, Taylor earned the start. The 5-foot-6, 170-pound freshman gashed Washington to the tune of 97 yards and a score on 19 carries prior to breaking his ankle. HC Rich Rodriguez called it "extremely frustrating." If Wilson can't suit up against UCLA this weekend, the burden of toting the rock figures to fall to Zach Green and Tyrell Johnson.
Sep 26 - 12:26 PM

Arizona junior RB Nick Wilson (leg) is being held out of Saturday's game against Washington.

Wilson suffered a left leg injury of some variety in last weekend's win over Hawaii. With the 5-foot-10, 195-pound junior now ruled out against Washington, freshman back J.J. Taylor figures to see the bulk of carries when the game kicks off.
Sep 24 - 10:19 PM

Arizona redshirt junior "Stud" linebacker DeAndre’ Miller's status for the Washington game on Saturday is yet to be determined.

Miller is Arizona’s best pass rusher. He missed most of the second half against Hawaii with the injury, which appears to be located in his leg or foot. If he can't go, it would be unfortunate, as the Wildcats will need all the help they can get against the Huskies. "The athleticism, the importance of every play, is ratcheted up in conference games," HC Rich Rodriguez said. Miller had eight TFL last year.
Source: Tucson.com
Sep 23 - 5:15 PM

Arizona junior RB Nick Wilson's status for Saturday's game against Washington remains a question mark.

Wilson was yanked after the first series last week against Hawaii due to an apparent left foot or ankle injury. He was seen wearing a walking boot during the second half. We'll update you on his status later this week.
Source: Tucson.com
Sep 22 - 7:32 PM

Arizona redshirt junior QB Anu Solomon (knee) is doubtful to play Saturday against Washington.

Solomon, who has missed the past two games, "didn’t do much" at practice Tuesday, according to HC Rich Rodriguez. Arizona may once again go with Brandon Dawkins -- who narrowly lost out on the QB job -- at quarterback. Washington coach Chris Petersen says the Huskies are preparing to defend both. "It’s not like our scheme’s going to change if one’s in the game as opposed to the other," Petersen said. "I think Dawkins can really run and likes to run and is super effective with that. Solomon, he can run, too, and he’s pretty effective. He may look to throw it a little more."
Source: Tucson.com
Sep 21 - 2:35 PM

Arizona junior RB Nick Wilson (undisclosed) is questionable for Saturday's game against Washington.

Wilson exited with an unknown injury on Arizona's first offensive series in Saturday's win over Hawaii. HC Rich Rodriguez admitted after the game that he was not sure how long the 5-foot-10, 195-pounder would be out of action. Freshman RB J.J. Taylor excelled in Wilson's place on Saturday, rushing for 168 yards on 18 carries. He will receive the bulk of the work if Wilson is unable to suit up versus the Huskies on Saturday.
Sep 20 - 12:20 PM

Arizona redshirt junior QB Anu Solomon (knee) is unlikely to play against Hawaii on Saturday.

Brandon Dawkins looks like he will be tabbed to start once more for the Wildcats. Solomon initially injured his left knee during the practice week leading up to Saturday's win over Grabling State. He did not play in that one, but was seen sporting a brace on the sidelines. When he might play again is unknown. Solomon missed or was forced out of multiple contests due to injury last season. He is off to a less-than-encouraging start for the 2016 campaign.
Sep 15 - 4:45 PM

Arizona sophomore RB Orlando Bradford was dismissed following his arrest on domestic violence charges.

Bradford is currently facing four counts of domestic violence aggravated assault and three counts of domestic violence kidnapping. The 5-foot-11, 195-pounder is currently being held on $20,000 bail. This dismissal should be considered a depth blow for the Wildcats. Bradford had received just five carries behind lead back Nick Wilson prior to the dismissal.
Sep 15 - 12:45 PM

Arizona redshirt junior QB Anu Solomon (knee) did not play in Saturday's win against Grambling State.

Brandon Dawkins got the start in Solomon's place. Dawkins went 16-for-30 for 305 yards and two touchdowns with 78 yards with 21 attempts on the ground. He and Solomon competed for the starting job all the way up until kickoff the opener. In that one, Solomon went 20-for-30 for 213 yards and two interceptions in a last-second loss to BYU. Frankly, the Wildcats look like a mess right now, especially on defense. Grambling State led 21-3 at halftime before their starting QB went down with an injury, allowing Arizona to storm back.
Sep 11 - 12:46 PM

Arizona redshirt junior QB Anu Solomon is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against Grambling State due to a knee injury.

The exact circumstance and extent of Solomon's injury are not yet known. In Saturday's loss to BYU, the 6-foot-2, 205-pounder completed 20-of-30 passes for 213 yards and two interceptions. If Solomon is unable to suit up for Grambling State, sophomore QB Brandon Dawkins -- who pushed Mr. Solomon throughout August camp -- would receive starting honors.
Sep 9 - 12:40 PM

Arizona redshirt freshman TE Brion Anduze will not play this season due to a serious knee injury.

He suffered it in spring practices. Josh Kern will go forward as the Wildcats' starting TE.
Sep 8 - 6:10 PM

Arizona HC Rich Rodriguez indicated that redshirt junior QB Anu Solomon and sophomore QB Brandon Dawkins will continue splitting first-team reps.

Rich-Rod went so far as to say that the Solomon/Dawkins split would probably carry through the season. This has to count as something of a surprise. Solomon looked like a star in the making during his redshirt freshman campaign in 2014, throwing for 3,793 yards (58% completions) with a 28/9 TD/INT ratio. Injuries plagued him during the 2015 season, though, and Solomon has been unable to pull away from Dawkins. Pro Football Focus believes Solomon to be "clearly one of the better passers in the country," noting that "there are very few teams on which he would not start."
Aug 20 - 8:52 PM

Arizona senior C Zach Hemmila was found dead on Monday morning.

Arizona AD Greg Byrd relayed that Hemmila passed away in his sleep. A cousin came upon him on Monday morning. No other details were provided. HC Rich Rodriguez was notably emotional when informing the media, saying, "We lost a great young man. Everybody in our program is hurting." He noted that he had a conversation of about 45 minutes with the 6-foot-3, 318-pounder on Saturday, one in which the player expressed "how happy he was." Grief counselors at the university are understandably being made available for players and coaches as they struggle through this sudden, tragic loss.
Aug 8 - 1:40 PM

Arizona and Virginia Tech have agreed upon a home-and-home series for 2029 and 2030.

Arizona will host the Hokies on September 8, 2029, with Virginia Tech turning it around for a home game against the Wildcats set for August 30, 2030. "Even though this series is 13 years away," said Virginia Tech AD Whit Babcock, we felt it was a unique opportunity to schedule a Pac-12 team home and home." The series is so far into the future that it is impossible to actually tell what either of these teams might actually look like or who might be coaching them when it comes time to finally dance.
Aug 4 - 3:22 PM

Arizona redshirt senior OL Freddie Tagaloa has set school records with a 475 pound max bench and 38 reps at 225 pounds.

"He's a bad man," said former Arizona star LB Scooby Wright. "He also has that first one in/last one out mentality." The 6-foot-8, 300-pound Tagaloa, a former four-star recruit, started seven games at California in 2013 before transferring over. He's being scouted by the NFL.
Source: FOX Sports
Jul 30 - 1:50 PM


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