Welcome to StarNet's live chat with Ryan Finley. Ryan will answer your questions about the Arizona Wildcats football team and Saturday's game against South Carolina State.
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Hi everybody! Welcome to our weekly Arizona football chat. The Arizona Wildcats are 2-0 and ranked 24th nationally. They can get halfway to bowl eligibility with a win over Div. I-FCS opponent South Carolina State Saturday. Fire away, and I'll try to answer as many as I can in the next hour:
I think Arizona will try to pull its starters once it gets up by 20 or more points. As for complacency, that's an interesting question: I can see that as the only thing standing in their way of a win this weekend.
I would think so. He was perfect last weekend, hitting all three field goals and going 6 for 6 on PATs. You'd think that boosted his confidence.
Good question! Washington returned from his suspension two weeks ago, and has been practicing with the scout team since. Rodriguez told me Tuesday that Washington's had a great week. So, maybe?
Colorado, Arizona State, Utah/UCLA. Two of those four are at home.
Depends! You'll play if Arizona decides you don't need to redshirt. If you don't play, however, it's a big sign we won't see you until 2013.
Dingdingding — though I think maybe just one game, ASU.
Read the Star over the next few days for plenty of SCSU stuff. Pat Finley's writing a feature on them as we speak, and Mr. Football (Greg Hansen) and myself will have plenty of stuff on Saturday. Basically, Bulldogs are a spread team that looks an awful lot like a smaller, slower Toledo. Defensively, they've been just average so far.
Arizona needed a non-con opponent when they were looking to fill the schedule, and SCSU was willing to travel without the promise of A) Another game or B) A home-and-home.
Ha! Not really — and in the case of last week, we were both VERRRRY wrong on our predictions. (Though I think I wrote here that Arizona needed four turnovers and one pick-six of fumble return to win).
I would have said 4 to 6 before last week. So, based on what I've seen, 5-7 now? But who knows?
Arizona's played tougher teams, but it hasn't traveled to much tougher places. Beating Oregon anywhere is hard; at Autzen, it's near-impossible.
Depends on how effective he is. No reason why Scott should play the second half if Arizona's up big.
Buzz is building. I think fans love the yardage/offensive highlights so far, but this defense is still a work in progress. So far, the Wildcats are ahead of schedule.
Still technically on the team, but your future remains very much in doubt. Maybe Arizona fans will see you in 2013.
It's possible, sure. But it'd take a great, great game to get ESPN to travel that far north and west.
Hasn't played yet. He may play Saturday; if he doesn't, there a good chance he'll redshirt.
Chemistry's good, but it's always good when you're winning. Not yet a factor, but it might be as the season goes on.