Arizona Wildcats football: Starting quarterback still a mystery

2013-07-31T22:00:00Z Arizona Wildcats football: Starting quarterback still a mysteryDaniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
July 31, 2013 10:00 pm  • 

In a perfect world, Rich Rodriguez would at least have an idea who his starting quarterback was going to be for his team’s season opener later this month.

The Arizona Wildcats coach would have had six weeks of spring drills to evaluate former USC and El Camino Junior College product Jesse Scroggins go head-to-head with senior B.J. Denker. Sure, incoming freshman Anu Solomon would still be a bit of a mystery, but at least the Denker-Scroggins debate would be a little more clear.

As it is, Scroggins missed the majority of spring recovering from offseason foot surgery. Denker got nearly all of the snaps with the first-team offense and Scroggins spent most of the spring in a walking boot.

So now Rodriguez will enter fall camp on Saturday without a clear idea of who takes the first snap against NAU on Aug. 30.

But, there’s one fact that has alleviated at least some of Rodriguez’s concern.

“The talent is going to be there,” the coach said. “What's going to be critical for us as coaches is putting those guys in different situations to see who emerges.”

Read this entire article in Thursday's Arizona Daily Star.

 

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Utah 0 0 0 0.000 9 2 0 0.818
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USC 0 0 0 0.000 7 4 0 0.636
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