Arizona Wildcats football: Rodriguez narrows goalposts to improve kicker accuracy

2012-03-21T22:00:00Z Arizona Wildcats football: Rodriguez narrows goalposts to improve kicker accuracyBy Ryan Finley, Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
March 21, 2012 10:00 pm  • 

The UA burned through three placekickers and two special teams coaches last fall in an attempt to fix some serious kicking problems.

Rich Rodriguez has a solution: PVC pipe.

The Arizona Wildcats’ first-year coach has outfitted the Jimenez Practice Facility’s north-side field goal post with a white pipe bracket, narrowing the space between the uprights.

College football goal posts are set 18 feet 6 inches apart; the Wildcats’ practice pipes make it closer to 12 feet.

“It’s the old target-shooting thing: Aim small, miss small,” Rodriguez said. “If they can make it through the white (posts), they can make it through the yellow ones.”

Read more about the state of the UA football team in Thursday's Arizona Daily Star.

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  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 9 4 0 0.692
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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