College Football Preview: The Best Of the Rest: Arizona Wildcats
Arizona Wildcats, Un Ranked, Key Loss: TE Rob Gronkowski
The Wildcats had a surprisingly strong season last year which ended with a blowout loss to the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Quarterback Nick Foles returns with more confidence after a 2,486 passing yards and 19 touchdown season. Back Nic Grigsby returns and should take some of the pressure off Foles. Most of Foles options are back expect for fantastic tight end Rob Gronkowski, including David Douglas and Dealashaun Dean. The O-Line is strong with All Conference Selection center Colin Baxter. On defense, things look bad on the line. Luckily seniors Brooks Reed and Ricky Elmore. The lienbacker core lost many starters making it look weak. Luckily for the Wildcats they have a strong secondary with cornerback Trevin Wade (All Pac 10 Selection). Also Robert Golden returns at the strong safety position. On special teams, both punter Keenyn Crier and kicker Alex Zendejas return.
Heisman Hopeful: Nick Foles
Other Notable Players: Nic Grigsby
Key Games: October 23 vs. Washington Quick Pick: In this Pac 10 war Jake Locker goes up against Nick Foles. Locker has big game and Washington wins.
Oct. 30 vs. UCLA Quick Pick: Bruins Akeem Ayers, linebacker and Rahim Moore, safety look to annoy Foles all game long.