Things to be thankful for

It is a pretty good time to be a Wildcat fan. The football team is playing well, a bowl game is a possibility and the basketball team is good, potentially great.

Things to be thankful for:

1. The football team's three-game win streak.

2. Lute Olson

3. The upcoming schedule for basketball including UNLV, Illinois, Louisville and Memphis.

4. The re-birth of Chris Henry at running back.

5. "Big" Earl Mitchell.

6. Mustafa Shakur continuing to play aggressive.

7. Bret Brielmaier's toughness.

8. Playing ASU, at home, with a bowl game at stake.

9. Chase Budinger's fast start.

10. Spencer Larsen.

11. Antoine Cason's interception against Cal.

12. Marcus Williams returning for his sophomore season.

13. Nic Wise and Jordan Hill's futures.

14. The football team's defense.

15. Nick Folk's leg.

16. Willie Tuitama's head being okay.

17. Ivan Radenovic's consistency.

18. Mike Stoops' enthusiasm.

19. The basketball team's 2007 recruiting class.

20. Young defensive backs stepping up in the fact of injury.

21. Instant replay getting it right.

22. Jawann McClellan getting healthy.

23. Mike Thomas' ankle getting healthy.

24. The offensive line maturing.

25. Syndric Steptoe.

26. Andy Lopez taking a bigger role with the pitching staff.

27. Mike Candrea, Frank Busch, Greg Allen, Rick LaRose, Dave Rubio, Fred Harvey, James Li, Dan Tobias, Joan Bonvicini and Bill Ryden .

28. All of their assistants, the support staff and the administrators who make up Arizona athletics.

29. Arizona Stadium, the McKale Center, Hillenbrand Stadium and Sancet Field.

30. Wilbur, Wilma, "Bear Down", the "Block A" and all the great symbols.


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