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Arizona HC Rich Rodriguez said he hasn't explored shifting redshirt junior QB Brandon Dawkins to another position.

With Dawkins officially having been Wally Pipp'd by Khalil Tate -- who has been outstanding the past two weeks in leading Arizona to upset wins -- RichRod was naturally asked if he'd considered moving the athletic Dawkins out from behind center. While that doesn't appear to be in the works right now, we'd be surprised if Dawkins returns next season to be Tate's caddie. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Dawkins has NFL size and speed. Perhaps a move to WR or DB is an idea worth considering. Certainly that'd be a preferable path over potentially losing Dawkins as a grad transfer.
Oct 17 - 4:22 PM

Arizona sophomore QB Kahlil Tate is now the school's unquestioned starter ahead of Saturday's game against Cal.

It is fair to wonder why Tate was not the starter since day one, but it took until October for him to see the field. In the last two games alone Tate has rushed for 557 yards and six touchdowns, adding passing stats on top of that. Arizona's offense is one of the scariest in the country with Tate in charge.
Oct 17 - 10:07 AM

Of Arizona sophomore QB Khalil Tate's 230 yards rushing in Saturday's win over UCLA, 150 came after contact.

Tate has been a revelation over the past two games, rushing for a combined 557 yards and six touchdowns in wins over Colorado and UCLA these past two weekends. He's got Cal on the docket next Saturday.
Oct 15 - 2:54 PM

Arizona senior RB Nick Wilson ran for 130 yards on 15 carries with two scores in a 47-30 walloping of UCLA on Saturday.

Goodness gracious the Bruins' run defense is bad. UCLA gave up 450 yards on the night, and Wilson and quarterback Khalil Tate were the main benefactors of the porous group. He had a one-yard score in the second quarter, and a six-yard burst in the fourth to make it 47-30 Wildcats. Wilson and Tate should be at it again next week against Cal.
Oct 15 - 12:43 AM

Arizona sophomore QB Khalil Tate ran for 230 yards on 15 carries with two scores and threw for 148 yards and a score in a 47-30 rout of UCLA on Saturday.

It's time to take this seriously. Yes it's just two games, and yes UCLA is as bad at stopping the run as anyone, but this is still 500-plus rushing yards in two games. Tate (6'2/212) is just a freak of an athlete, and not only is he running the heck out of the football, he's also showing accuracy and efficiency with his passes. Don't be surprised if Tate has another massive day on the ground next week, even against the improved Cal defense.
Oct 15 - 12:26 AM

Arizona redshirt junior QB Brandon Dawkins (undisclosed) will not start Saturday's game against UCLA.

Dawkins will cede the field to Khalil Tate. While the redshirt junior did leave last weekend's game against Colorado due to an undisclosed injury concern, HC Rich Rodriguez said that he could have returned to the contest. He should be available on Saturday if Tate struggles.
Oct 13 - 4:50 PM

Arizona sophomore QB Khalil Tate is expected to start in Saturday's game against UCLA.

Tate has pushed Brandon Dawkins to the bench for at least one game. He crushed with 327 yards rushing against Colorado on Saturday. The sizzling performance set an FBS record for rushing yards by a quarterback. When he takes the field against the Bruins on Saturday, it will mark his second career start. The 6-foot-2, 212-pound dual-threat gunslinger ranked as Rivals' No. 103 overall prospect in the 2016 class.
Oct 13 - 4:38 PM

Arizona HC Rich Rodriguez said redshirt junior QB Brandon Dawkins (undisclosed) could have returned to last Saturday's game against Colorado if needed.

Dawkins exited after he got hit out of bounds, causing him somersault into a metal bench on the Buffaloes' sideline. Backup QB Khalil Tate entered and set an NCAA record with 327 rushing yards. With that performance, RichRod is leaning towards starting Tate this week against UCLA.
Oct 10 - 3:22 PM

Arizona sophomore QB Khalil Tate and Brandon Dawkins are listed as co-starters for Saturday's game against UCLA, but the Arizona Daily Star expects Tate to start.

And why wouldn't he? Tate was just named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week after setting an NCAA record with 327 rushing yards by a quarterback in a 45-42 victory over Colorado last Saturday. HC Rich Rodriguez said after the game: "It’s hard to justify not starting him after this, right?"
Oct 10 - 1:14 PM

Arizona redshirt junior QB Brandon Dawkins (undisclosed) left Arizona's 45-42 victory over Colorado on Saturday early.

Dawkins suffered the injury in the first quarter, and after his departure, backup QB Khalil Tate set an NCAA record with 327 rushing yards; the most ever by a quarterback. We'll find out more about the injury later, as well as his status for the Wildcats next game against UCLA.
Source: The Score
Oct 8 - 12:37 AM

Arizona sophomore QB Khalil Tate completed 10-of-11 passes for 142 yards and a score, and ran for an NCAA record for quarterbacks 327 yards with four scores in a 45-42 victory over Colorado on Saturday.

Wow. That should be enough, but we have more superlatives. Tate was simply unstoppable, showing off his impressive speed and also (surprising) accuracy with his arm. The NCAA record for rushing yards in a game from a QB was 321 by Jordan Lynch, so that record goes bye-bye in this impressive performance. It's going to be hard to not leave Tate as the starting QB after an effort like this. Next up for the talented sophomore is the woeful UCLA run defense, so, lookout.
Oct 7 - 11:35 PM

Arizona redshirt freshman TE Jamie Nunley (shoulder) is probable for Saturday's game against Colorado.

Nunley (6'5/228) missed last week's game against Utah on Friday, but should be a go against the Buffaloes. The freshman tight end has caught just two passes for 22 yards this year for the Wildcats.
Oct 5 - 10:40 PM

Arizona freshman S Scottie Young Jr. is participating in team activities this week and is listed on the depth chart in advance of their game against Colorado on Saturday.

Young was arrested and charged with assault and knowingly causing injury last week. Wildcats coach Rich Rodriguez said that they spoke with authorities and that he'll participate in all team activities. No other details in the case have been revealed, other than that the woman that Young allegedly assaulted has also been charged.
Oct 2 - 5:09 PM

Arizona freshman S Scottie Young Jr. was arrested and charged with one count of assault/knowingly causing injury on Wednesday.

He's scheduled for arraignment on the misdemeanor charge on October 11. The woman who Young allegedly assaulted was charged as well. No other details have been released. Young has been one of the nation's best first-year players this season. Pro Football Focus ranks him as the fifth-best freshman in the country regardless of position.
Sep 30 - 11:34 AM

Arizona junior WR Donovan Moore was hospitalized after a car accident on Friday.

Moore's condition isn't known at this time. There should be further updates tonight or over the weekend.
Sep 29 - 6:31 PM


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