Arizona Wildcats football: Five important tidbits from Pac-12 media day

2013-07-26T14:40:00Z 2013-07-26T15:46:47Z Arizona Wildcats football: Five important tidbits from Pac-12 media dayDaniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
July 26, 2013 2:40 pm  • 

Rich Rodriguez, receiver Terrence Miller and linebacker Jake Fischer have made it through Pac-12 media day. All three did interview after interview and there was a ton of information to come out of it all.

We'll have several print stories in tomorrow's Daily Star on the day. But first, here are the five of the most important news nuggets to come out of the day.

1. Rodriguez said he doesn't expect Davonte' Neal to be cleared to play this season after transferring from Notre Dame in the offseason. The coach won't know for sure until August, but said he thinks it's a long shot. Either way, he's happy to have Neal with the program.

2. The coach also said B.J. Denker will open fall camp working with the first-team. He'll take the first snap of practice and at least get the first shot at being the starter. Though, the coach cautioned he'd have no problem going into the Aug. 30 opener against NAU without having named a starter and see how it all plays out.

3. Four incoming freshmen are missing from the team's new roster. They are: T.J. Johnson, Mauriece Lee, Lee Walker and David Maka. Rodriguez said Johnson, Lee and Walker are all ineligible. Maka is eligible, but has decided not to play football in college. 

4. Rodriguez said running back Ka'Deem Carey is in good standing with the coaching staff. The Canyon del Oro running back has done everything that's been asked of him since his offseason troubles. The coach did say he'll wait to decide on if there will be any additional punishment once fall camp is completed. 

5. Fischer was asked several questions about joining the Ed O'Bannon lawsuit against the NCAA and EA Sports. Fischer said it won't be a distraction for the team this season and he has the full support of his teammates. Miller echoed Fischer's thoughts and said it hasn't been a problem at all.

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