Arizona football: Competition the name of the game for Cats as spring practices begin

2013-03-01T20:00:00Z Arizona football: Competition the name of the game for Cats as spring practices beginBy Daniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
March 01, 2013 8:00 pm  • 

Whether it’s been at West Virginia, Michigan or even Glenville State, Rich Rodriguez has the same goal when it comes to spring practice.

Win the spring game.

“Let’s face it,” Rodriguez said. “If I can’t win the spring game, we’re going to have a long year.”

One year in the Pac-12 certainly hasn’t stripped Rodriguez of his sense of humor.

What does he really want to see when the Wildcats open spring ball this morning at 9 a.m.?

“We want our practices to be very competitive,” the second-year coach said. “You can do that a little more because you’re not preparing for a game.

“It will be geared so everyone is happy after the spring game-including myself.”

Read more about the Cats in Saturday's Arizona Daily Star.

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Pac-12 basketball standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Arizona 8 1 0 0.889 20 2 0 0.909
Utah 6 2 0 0.750 16 4 0 0.800
Stanford 6 3 0 0.667 15 6 0 0.714
Oregon 5 4 0 0.556 15 7 0 0.682
Oregon State 5 4 0 0.556 13 7 0 0.650
UCLA 5 4 0 0.556 13 9 0 0.591
Washington State 4 5 0 0.444 10 11 0 0.476
Colorado 4 5 0 0.444 11 9 0 0.550
Washington 3 5 0 0.375 14 6 0 0.700
Arizona State 3 6 0 0.333 12 11 0 0.522
California 2 6 0 0.250 12 9 0 0.571
USC 1 7 0 0.125 9 11 0 0.450

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