Arizona Wildcats coach Rich Rodriguez and athletic director Greg Byrne are scheduled to meet the media in Albuquerque today, part of a New Mexico Bowl introductory news conference at Four Hills Country Club. Nevada coach Chris Ault will represent the Wolf Pack there, advancing the teams' Dec. 15 game. 

Rodriguez's travels forced the Wildcats to shuffle their practice schedule. The team worked out at 6:15 a.m. today, allowing Rodriguez to leave town around 10. 

The team had practiced early before, but never like this.

"I don't think it's ever something I'm going to get used to," quarterback Matt Scott said with a smile. "It's too early for me." 

The sports editor of the Arizona Daily Star.