Arizona Insider: Q&A w/ WildcatAuthority.com

It is one week until UTSA opens the 2015 season with a showdown with the Arizona Wildcats in Tucson. We talk with the publisher of Scout.com’s Arizona site, WildcatAuthority.com

Question and Answers with Jason Scheer from www.WildcatAuthority.com

What's the biggest story line so far in Arizona's fall practices?
“There's been two that come to mind. Center was a wide open competition through most of camp, but it appears that Cayman Bundage has solidified that role. I really think the competition (at corner back) between Cam Denson and true freshman Sammy Morrison is interesting. Denson had a solid freshman season, but has been inconsistent in camp. Morrison has come and been impressive and it is possible Arizona starts a true freshman at corner for the season opener.”


How much different is this team from the team we saw in 2014?
“There isn't a ton that is different. The offensive line has some new faces, but mostly guys that were still on the team and played in some capacity. Freddie Tagaloa is eligible and he is probably Arizona's beast lineman right now on the offensive side of the ball. On defense, Arizona lost Tra'Mayne Bondurant, who was easily the biggest play maker on the team. Still, the Wildcats have done a nice job of filling the gaps. If anything, there is probably more depth on the offensive side of the ball, but the team overall is very similar.”


Are QB Anu Soloman and RB Nick Wilson set to be the main play makers for the Wildcats' offense?
“I would put Cayleb Jones in there. He is a NFL receiver and went and gained 16 pounds in the offseason. He is one of the best receivers in the conference and I think Arizona forces the ball a bit more to him because he is good. Beyond that, I would agree Solomon and Wilson are the next two up.’


Clearly Scobby Wright is a difference maker at LB. How is his fall going and who are some of the players having good fall practices?
“Scooby is Scooby. He works too hard not to improve and he has been the best defender on the team despite seeing limited time because Arizona needs to keep him healthy. As mentioned above, Morrison has had a nice camp. Freshman Shun Brown has come in at wide receiver and had a nice camp as well, so he is going to play right away. Jamar Allah at safety and Jared Baker at running back are two more names that have done well.”

Odds makers have the Wildcats as much as a 32 point favorite over the Roadrunners. Coming off a very good season, how will Arizona prepare to avoid a let down?
“It's the first game of the season, so there won't be one. Each guy is motivated and if Arizona can't get up for the season opener, there is something majorly wrong.”


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