The nickname has followed Nick Foles from Texas to Michigan to
Arizona, hanging over him when he was running the Arizona Wildcats
scout team, backing up Matt Scott and, finally, starting at
It wasn't until practice No. 20 of Arizona's 2009 football
training camp that the Wildcats actually worked out on campus, at
the Jimenez facility. Instead, they chose to rent a pair of buses
to transport them to Salpointe Catholic High School and work on the
Lancers' $1 million field-turf.
The real suspense of the UA's 2009-10 sports calendar won't be
Sean Miller's inaugural basketball season or the potential debut as
a starter of quarterback Matt Scott on a team otherwise capable of
winning eight or nine games.
On Wednesday afternoon, in the same room John Mackovic referred
to Richard Kovalcheck, Nic Costa and Ryan O'Hara as potential
program-saving quarterbacks, Mike Stoops said "believe me, we have
as much talent as anybody at quarterback."
Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast, 41, a
rising star in the coaching business who is on the doorstep of the
Super Bowl, quietly began his career on the practice field at
Amphitheater High School 21 years ago.