Arizona football: Rumors of tight end's demise in RichRod offense are premature

2013-07-06T22:00:00Z Arizona football: Rumors of tight end's demise in RichRod offense are prematureDaniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
July 06, 2013 10:00 pm  • 

If you watched the Arizona Wildcats just once in Rich Rodriguez’s first season in Tucson, you know he likes his team to play fast.

He’ll tell you as often as possible that a huddle is the biggest waste of time on a football field. He wants athletes at all 11 positions, quick snaps and probably wouldn’t be opposed to using a baton rather than a football.

That said, where does the tight end position fit in?

Last year, it didn’t.

A tight end didn’t account for a single catch during the UA’s 8-5 campaign.

Look for that to change this season.

Read more about the Wildcats' tight end position group in Sunday's Arizona Daily Star, and look for more breakdowns this week.

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Pac-12 South football standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Arizona 7 2 0 0.778 10 3 0 0.769
USC 6 3 0 0.667 8 4 0 0.667
UCLA 6 3 0 0.667 9 3 0 0.750
Arizona State 6 3 0 0.667 9 3 0 0.750
Utah 5 4 0 0.556 8 4 0 0.667
Colorado 0 9 0 0.000 2 10 0 0.167

Pac-12 North football standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Oregon 8 1 0 0.889 12 1 0 0.923
Stanford 5 4 0 0.556 7 5 0 0.583
Washington 4 5 0 0.444 8 5 0 0.615
Cal 3 6 0 0.333 5 7 0 0.417
Washington State 2 7 0 0.222 3 9 0 0.250
Oregon State 2 7 0 0.222 5 7 0 0.417
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