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Arizona HC Rich Rodriguez said that redshirt freshman WR Devaughn Cooper is "at the bottom of the depth chart."

Cooper (5'10/174) left the team in mid-July before having a change of heart and rejoining the Wildcats on Monday. While he drew buzz in the offseason as a potential breakout performer for Rich-Rod and crew, it looks like he'll be starting from square one in preseason camp now that he is back with his Arizona brothers. It wouldn't be surprise if he rises up the depth chart relatively quickly.
Aug 16 - 3:30 PM

After leaving Arizona in mid-July, redshirt freshman WR Devaughn Cooper has returned to the team.

Cooper (5'10/174) left the program for reasons unknown last month. Back with the team this week, he practiced on Monday. The redshirt freshman was a three-star recruit for the 2016 cycle and was being viewed as a possible breakout candidate to watch prior to his leaving the team. Arizona can use all the offensive help it can get.
Aug 14 - 2:14 PM

Arizona HC Rich Rodriguez said freshman QB K'Hari Lane is "out of shape" at about 250 pounds.

RichRod wants Lane to slim down to about 225. Lane was a dominant Georgia high school quarterback who went overlooked in recruiting in part because of his unconventional frame (6'0/250).
Jul 30 - 11:47 AM

Arizona redshirt freshman WR Devaughn Cooper left the team and is no longer listed on the roster.

According to beat reporter Michael Lev, Cooper left the program in mid-July for unspecified reasons. "Had been viewed as possible breakout guy," Lev wrote. A three-star 2016 recruit, Cooper received a medical redshirt last season after he suffered a season-ending injury in the Hawaii game. Three of Arizona's top receivers from last year graduated, and now Cooper has defected. Shun Brown is the only sure thing on this decimated two-deep.
Jul 29 - 12:24 PM

Arizona HC Rich Rodriguez said redshirt senior edge rusher DeAndre’ Miller underwent surgery last week to repair a stress fracture in his foot.

More health woes for Miller, who missed six games last year. The Wildcats are holding out hope that he'll be available for the season opener. When healthy, Miller is one of the team's best pass rushers.
Jul 29 - 11:48 AM

Arizona lists senior RB Nick Wilson above redshirt sophomore RB J.J. Taylor on the depth chart.

Taylor is the more exciting prospect, but realistically, the pair will split carries this fall. More realistically, both diminutive backs will struggle to stay on the field. Because Wilson and Taylor are so injury prone, Nathan Tilford could end up receiving far more touches than expected. Tilford was Arizona’s highest-ranked recruit in the 2017 class.
Source: SB Nation
Jul 18 - 1:31 PM

Arizona junior WR Shun Brown led the team with 521 receiving yards on 29 receptions last year.

Brown's 18.0 ypc average would have led all Pac-12 receivers if he had qualified with enough receptions. The Wildcats lost three of their other top four receivers when senior receivers Samajie Grant, Trey Griffey and Nate Phillips graduated. In Arizona's new receiver hierarchy, the speedy, 5-foot-8 Brown is the clear No. 1 option heading into the fall. "There’s a lot of new faces out there. They haven’t seen or heard anything about anything," said QB Brandon Dawkins. "They’re in college now so it’s just getting used to the speed of everything, it’s a lot faster, the ball comes a little bit harder, a little bit earlier, a couple are learning the hard way, taking the ball in the head, in the face."
Jul 11 - 4:35 PM

Arizona senior WR Tyrell Johnson posted a 4.24s 40-yard dash this spring.

Johnson also clocked a 10.41s 100-meter dash last month at the Horned Frog Invitational. NFL Media ranks him as the second-fastest player in college football. Used sparingly as a gadget player last year (28 carries, 5 catches), we'd guess Arizona will get the 5-foot-7, 160-pounder more involved this fall.
Source: NFL.com
May 26 - 2:52 PM

Arizona senior WR Cam Denson said that he felt more comfortable with offensive concepts this spring.

Denson began his career at Arizona as a cornerback. He saw significant playing time at the position in 2015, appearing in all 13 games and starting five. Last spring, the 5-foot-11, 168-pounder transitioned to wideout. He would go on to catch 15 passes for 242 yards and two touchdowns. "I know what’s going on. I know why we’re doing things now," Denson said this spring. "I know the coverages and what we want to do in certain situations." Outside of slot receiver Shun Brown, Arizona's corp of wideouts remains a work-in-progress. There should be opportunities for Denson so long as he is able to capitalize.
May 25 - 5:47 PM

Arizona HC Rich Rodriguez said that freshman LB Tony Fields will "contribute as a true freshman, most likely."

"For a guy that’s supposed to be in high school right now getting ready for prom or whatever, he’s adapted really well," Rodriguez said, adding that the 6-foot-2, 200-pound Fields is "a mature guy, he’s athletic and football is important to him." Redshirt senior CB Dane Cruikshank echoed these sentiments, saying that the freshman linebacker "stepped up big time" this spring. Fields was a three-star recruit for the 2017 cycle.
May 25 - 4:43 PM

Arizona redshirt freshman TE Brion Anduze announced his retirement from football.

Anduze will work with the strength staff for the 2017 season. He cited injuries for reasoning to step away from the game. He dealt with a serious knee injury last season.
May 18 - 10:46 AM

The Arizona Daily Star's Michael Lev writes that Arizona senior RB Nick Wilson (knee) "is healthy now."

Wilson has been as injury-plagued as any player in the country, having played in just 14 games over the last two seasons due to a menagerie of injuries. A knee ailment kept him off the field for seven games last season. In fact, the 5-foot-10, 195-pounder's freshman campaign remains his most statistically productive. During that 2014 season, Wilson rushed for 1,375 yards and 16 touchdowns. A healthy Wilson would be a major help for an Arizona team looking to rebound from a 3-9 2016 trainwreck of a season.
May 4 - 7:17 PM

Former MLB prospect Donovan Tate will walk on at Arizona as a freshman quarterback.

Tate was the No. 3 pick in the 2009 MLB amateur draft by the Padres. He hit just .226 in the minors and never advanced above High-A, though, and was suspended 50 games in 2011 for a violation of MLB's drug policy to boot. He will walk on at Arizona as a 26-year-old freshman. While Wildcats HC Rich Rodriguez referred to the 6-foot-3, 200-pound Tate as "the natural," it would be a surprise if Tate actually made any sort of real noise in August camp.
Source: ESPN.com
May 4 - 5:54 PM

The New York Giants are scheduled to hold a private workout for Arizona S Paul Magloire.

Magloire also met with the Bucs following his pro day workout. Draftwire's Luke Easterling refers to the 5-foot-11, 225-pouhnder as "one of the most underrated linebacker prospects in the 2017 draft" and believes that should he slide out of Day 2, he would represent a steal. During the 2016 campaign, Magloire notched 81 tackles (5.5 for loss), 2.5 sacks and a pass defended across 10 games played.
Source: Draftwire
Mar 25 - 12:26 PM

Arizona redshirt junior QB Brandon Dawkins has been working with the first-team offense this spring.

"Khalil [Tate]'s gotta beat him out," said HC Rich Rodriguez. Tate -- who saw playing time last season due to a rash of injuries -- is currently getting his spring reps in with the second team. With Anu Solomon heading to Baylor, the 2017 season should belong to Dawkins barring injury or extreme inefficiency. This past season, the 6-foot-3, 210-pounder threw for 1,348 yards (53.8% completions) with an 8/6 TD/INT ratio in 10 games played. He also rushed for 944 yards and 10 scores in that space. Rib and concussion concerns limited him during the past campaign, but we liked the flashes we saw in spots and think he could be in for a more complete statistical season in 2017.
Mar 24 - 5:18 PM


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