Arizona and Rich Rodriguez have started the season off 2-0 with quality wins over Toledo and Oklahoma State.
For Rich Rodriguez, it marks about a year and a half where he has gone undefeated, as he explained to Fox Sports Radio with the Loose Cannons yesterday.
“It feels good to be undefeated for a year and a half. That whole year in broadcasting I never lost a game. That was pretty nice. It was fun and I think everyone in our program recognizes that we have a lot of work to do but at the same time I really appreciate the way our young men in our program have bought in. Not just for the last few weeks but really for the last nine months. We’ve had great support from everybody here in Tucson since December and we’re on our way.”
When asked about the strength of the coaches in the Pac 12, Rich Rod noted the quality of skill players and the importance of high school 7 on 7 events as to why the offenses have been able to be so explosive over the years.
“I appreciate you saying that and I hope I’m included in that, but the reality is the quality of the skill players, I think if you look at the type of quarterbacks and receivers and even running backs that we have in our league it’s second to none."
"I think it’s always probably been that case but even more so now with all these seven on seven passing things going on this summer and all of that and all the population in California and the West Coast, Arizona, Texas kids coming out this way to play, the quality of the skill players is second to none in our league and I think that’s why there’s so many high and explosive offenses.”
This week, Rich Rod and the Wildcats take on South Carolina State for their third straight night game at home.