Arizona takes a relaxing week

With injuries and just a necessity to take a rest, the bye week could not come at a better time for Arizona.

With injuries and just a necessity to take a rest, the bye week could not come at a better time for Arizona.

Arizona head coach Mike Stoops says that it will allow the coaches to take a general look at the overall effective of each unit on the team.

"You want to step back and really see what's what offensively with what we are doing and what we like," he said. "Defensively it has been a weird year. We faced all these spreads and have gotten some good work on things we will see from Washington some.

"Hopefully that will help us and really you may take a peak at some teams but all of our focus needs to be on Washington. We have been in this situation before and have not handled it very well. The time off will really be dealt with getting healthy, getting rest, and getting ready for Washington."

The bye week will also let the Wildcats assess the injury situations and reform the offensive line now that Blake Kerley is out for the season.

"We're 99 percent sure that it is an ACL that will take the rest of the year away from him," Stoops said. "He has redshirted one year already. He has played four games this year so I do not think he will be a candidate for another redshirt.

"Mike Diaz did a good job and so did James Tretheway. He really held up well. We had two guys step in that have not played much and you did not notice anything drastic one way or the other. I think that is a good sign."

However, it will not all be work, as Stoops will get a chance to relax as well.

"We are going to practice in the morning and I will probably watch some games," he said. "I know Oklahoma has a big game with TCU, so I will probably watch that. I will just kind of hang out and spend it with my family.

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