Jarvis McCall is a much more confident player than he was earlier in the season and much of that has to do with his overall improvement.
"Mainly just reacting and knowing where I can go in certain formations and where to go," McCall said.
"Everything is slowing down for me and I know certain coverages and what I am supposed to do and when to do it. I’ve gotten much better at it since the start of the season."
Knowing where to go will be extremely important against a Boise State team that shows numerous different looks.
"They have fight in them and have a real good running back," McCall said. "They do a lot of shifting and they do a lot of trick plays.
"We know what they did in the Fiesta Bowl against Oklahoma with trick plays, so we mainly have to be looking out for those."
At this point, McCall believes Arizona's defense has pretty much seen everything, although he admits that Boise poses some different challenges.
"I would say we have probably seen it all," he said. "We haven’t seen this much shifting since early in the season, but we’ve seen it all."
The win over Oregon earlier in the season gave the Wildcats confidence, but McCall knew as soon as camp started that Arizona would surprise.
"Going through the season I knew we would have a great season with how hard we work and how we grew every day during camp and the off-season," he said.
"It is great for all of the seniors to play in this bowl because a lot of them probably have not gotten close until this year."