Wildcat Insider 2005 Football Yearbook

The 2005 edition of the Cat Tracks: Wildcat Insider 2005 Football Yearbook is now on newsstands all over Southern Arizona. Subscribers have had their books for a week and they'll probably back us up when we boast that you will not find a more comprehensive look at the Wildcats anywhere.

All of the national books have been on newsstands for a few months now. They are nice if you want a national perspective. They cover all 117 teams, dedicating a few pages to the UA.

The Football Yearbook is a 48-page, glossy magazine dedicated solely to the Wildcat football team.

There are several ways to get this special issue. Subscribe to the magazine before August 31st and we'll mail it as soon as we get your order. Your official subscription to Wildcat Insider will start with the September issue, but you'll get the Yearbook as an added bonus. That's 13 issues instead of 12.

There are two options for magazine subscriptions. If you want the magazine only you can call (520) 327-0705 or E-MAIL US. A one-year magazine subscription runs $49.95 and includes both the football and basketball yearbooks.

The best value is to bundle the magazine and a premium subscription to cattracks.net. For just $99.99 you get 12 months of our premium internet service, 13 issues of Wildcat Insider Magazine and the two Scout.com recruiting yearbooks. Just TAKE THIS LINK. How good of a value is the bundle? To purchase each issue of Wildcat insider on the newsstands for a year would cost you $59.88 and a monthly website subscription would run you $119.40. If purchase the bundle you save $79.00 AND get the Scout.com year books. To look at it another way, it's like saving $20.00 on the website and getting the magazine for FREE! So just what is in the Yearbook?

You get an in-depth look at the upcoming season including the rigorous early season schedule and the new attitude surrounding the team.

Excerpt: In 2005, Arizona wants to move toward a regular spot in the upper half of the conference. Though the national publications do not think so, the team truly believes a bowl game is an attainable goal. They point to the near misses last year and an upgrade in talent. Walk around McKale and the prevailing thoughts are that Arizona is on the rise.

"We're taking steps in the right direction," said Joe Longacre. "We've got to keep improving every day."

A major reason for the optimism is the season-ending win over ASU. The Cats came out and defeated a ranked opponent. Not only that, but when ASU mounted a comeback the Cats were able to hold and make enough big plays to win.

Over the past few seasons Arizona has found ways to lose. If something bad happened, the team folded. Against ASU the team not only survived, but thrived…

Then there is the exclusive letter to the fans from Mike Stoops. Plus two exclusive interviews with the two coordinators Mike Canales and Mark Stoops.

Canales: "Our expectations are big and we are not going to change any expectations from where we want to go and where we need to be. We expect to win championships, expect to win every game. I don't think we can truly go into a game this year and say we are not going to win."

Then there are position by position breakdowns. Not a sparse overview, these are 1,500 word evaluations and breakdowns on each and every position on the team.

Excerpt: There are a lot of questions surrounding the Wildcat offense. A year ago the unit struggled to score, primarily because it could not stretch the field in the passing game. Teams could put eight and nine men in the box and that really hurt the Wildcat running attack. What does not hurt the Wildcat running game is the players who actually run the ball. The UA has three solid running backs and a pair of talented freshmen who could act as one of the deepest units in the Pac-10.

With Mike Bell, Gilbert Harris and Chris Henry the Wildcats have three talented, yet diverse running backs on the roster. All three have done some very good things in their careers, yet you get the feeling they are just starting to scratch the surface of their talent.

"I think they'll make me look like a really good coach this year with those three guys coming back," said running backs coach Kasey Dunn. "I've been blessed with three terrific players."…

We also take a deeper look at the young players and newcomers who have a shot at seeing the field right off the bat. The talented beat writers of the various Scout.com Pac-10 sites teamed up for a look at each of the clubs in the Pac-10. We close out the issue with a little football recruiting, a roster and a schedule for easy reference.

Wildcat Insider Magazine is the only publication devoted solely to University of Arizona athletics and the 2005 Football Yearbook is the only publication devoted solely to the Wildcat football team.

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