Mike Stoops and the Arizona Wildcats recently spent five days of training camp away from Tuscon in a place called Fort Huachuca.
Fort Hauchuca is an Army post 75 miles southeast of Tucson, where according to the NY Times, “The Wildcats bunked in cinderblock barracks, sharing latrines, foosball tables and war stories — some figurative, some real — with soldiers.”
Mike Stoops says of the decision to spent part of camp at Fort Hauchuca, “This is the only good decision I’ve made in six years.”
Arizona director of football operations Erick Harper says the trip has resulted in a tougher-minded team and will battle through adversity.
Harper says, “Three years ago, if we’d have lost a game like that (Oregon 2009), we would have probably lost the last two. Do they mindfully think back to Fort Huachuca? Maybe subconsciously, there are some experiences they turn back to.”
Arizona opens at Toledo on Friday night, September 3rd. Other non-conference games for the Wildcats include The Citadel and Iowa.