Top videos clips of wide receivers coaches Theron Aych and Taylor Mazzone following Monday's practice.
Wide receivers coaches still searching for rotation
One of the biggest questions hovering over the Arizona Wildcats: Who is going to catch Khalil Tate's passes in 2019?
Arizona is losing three of its top four wide receivers, but the Wildcats are hopeful with the amount of potential they have at the position.
With Shawn Poindexter, Tony Ellison and Shun Brown gone, playing time is up for grabs for every wide receiver on roster with the exception of 6-foot-1 redshirt senior Cedric Peterson, who is expected to be the leader of a young and inexperienced group.
Outside receivers coach Taylor Mazzone coached Poindexter last season and Peterson will most likely be his replacement, but the Wildcats are also looking at Tucson native Drew Dixon and Tre Adams along with freshmen Jalen Johnson and Boobie Curry. Redshirt sophomore Stanley Berryhill III among others has also worked with the outside receivers.
Inside receivers coach Theron Aych is entering his third season in Tucson and has a group that consists of quarterback-converted-receiver Jamarye Joiner, Brian Casteel and Jaden Mitchell.
Aych and Mazzone spoke to the media following Monday's practice, here's what they had to say.
Taylor Mazzone on Cedric Peterson’s growth as a player and leader: “He has that everyday drive you want everyone in the room to have.” pic.twitter.com/3UB3pmmvRu— The Wildcaster (@TheWildcaster) August 13, 2019
Joiner's transition Pt. II
Casteel among consistent Cats when healthy
Freshman RB Michael Wiley turning heads
Taylor Mazzone on redshirt freshman Tre Adams: pic.twitter.com/kDXQKJzpBy— The Wildcaster (@TheWildcaster) August 13, 2019
Utilizing tight ends Bryce Wolma and hybrid Zach Williams
Johnson's size and maturity
Taylor Mazzone on UA freshman WR Jalen Johnson: pic.twitter.com/DLBScYCPYy— The Wildcaster (@TheWildcaster) August 13, 2019
Gaining trust between QB, WRs and coaches
Taylor Mazzone on how coaches, quarterbacks and wide receivers develop trust in each other: pic.twitter.com/zlyPhEvfgC— The Wildcaster (@TheWildcaster) August 13, 2019
Using six receivers on the outside
Taylor Mazzone says he would like to utilize 6 outside wide receivers during games: pic.twitter.com/pDpwlLwvrB— The Wildcaster (@TheWildcaster) August 13, 2019
Learning from the best
Berryhill working with outside group
Taylor Mazzone has been impressed with Stanley Berryhill’s (@stanb14_sb) quickness off the line of scrimmage and his competitiveness: “When I think of Stan Berryhill, I think fearless.” pic.twitter.com/qCnlpv4X5i— The Wildcaster (@TheWildcaster) August 13, 2019