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Fall Camp: Well-Deserved Evening Off
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 08/17/2006
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TUCSON, Arizona ?- The University of Arizona football team has decided to cancel this evening’s practice, which was scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Rincon Vista Complex.

 

The Wildcats did hold a full-length practice this morning at 8 a.m., with cool temperatures, cloudy skies and a few light showers. The weather conditions had everyone in good spirits, which led to a crisp, workman-like practice.

 

Tonight, the team will spend the evening together away from the practice field. It is a well-deserved break from action, as the team has fit in 15 practices in 15 days so far, with days off on the only two Sunday’s during the fall camp schedule.

 

The team will return to the practice field tomorrow morning at 8 a.m., for the first of two practices scheduled for Thursday.

 

Remaining Fall Football Practice Schedule

SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Thursday           Aug. 17      8 a.m, 6 p.m.

Friday                 Aug. 18      6 p.m.

Saturday            Aug. 19      Meet the Team, 4:30 p.m.

                                             Evening scrimmage, 6:30 p.m.

Monday              Aug. 21      Classes begin

Monday              Aug. 28      Mike Stoops’

                                             weekly news conference

 

Morning Recap

 

With conditions feeling more like the middle of March than the middle of August, the Arizona football team was out bright and early at Rincon Vista for what was supposed to be the first of two practices. Showers and thunderstorms threatened to put a damper on practice, but skirted around the practice facility to allow for a full two and a half hour practice.

 

The team worked through its daily drills, including individual, special teams and 11-on-11 segments. A majority of the team segments was devoted to working on passing situations.

 

Quarterback Willie Tuitama completed eight of 13 passes, including two to Travis Bell and Terrell Turner each. Tuitama was sacked three times, once by Yaniv Barnett and twice by Jason Parker, who got to the sophomore signal-caller on consecutive plays.

 

Adam Austin completed seven of his 17 attempts, two of which went to tight end Ryan Kilpatrick. On three different occasions, Austin was unable to find an open receiver due to the coverage and pressure by the defense, resulting in three “coverage” sacks.

 

Head coach Mike Stoops and the players were unavailable to speak to the media following the practice.

 

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