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.