UA football: New training camp is extra loud

2012-08-04T20:00:00Z UA football: New training camp is extra loudBy Ryan Finley, Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
August 04, 2012 8:00 pm  • 

The Arizona Wildcats entered Kindall/Sancet Field Thursday night to a song by the hardcore punk band Refused.

The track’s title — “New Noise” — was practically perfect.

The first training camp of the Rich Rodriguez era will feature plenty of new noise, most of it coming from a 75,000-watt sound system designed to streamline football practice and create a game-like atmosphere during long summer workouts.

Arizona’s new Tempo Practice System is the biggest and loudest in college football; the sheer size and sound has already changed the way the Wildcats work.

Each of the four speaker banks is about the size of a starting left tackle, only wider.

Rodriguez hopes the system, which costs about $120,000, will give his team an advantage as it prepares for its Sept. 1 home opener against Toledo.

Read more in Sunday's Arizona Daily Star.

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