Aug. 16, 2012
TUCSON, Ariz. – The University of Arizona football opened their final two-a-day with a morning session in helmets and shorts on Thursday at Kindall Field/Sancet Stadium. The Wildcats will rest up after lunch before meetings and an evening practice session.
“I think there are hundreds of football teams across the country that are tired of practicing against themselves,” head coach Rich Rodriguez said. “We have so much work to do and so many guys that are going to be playing for the first time that they need to have a sense of urgency every day and every practice. That’s probably been the biggest thing I’ve been preaching every day is to have that sense of urgency because our seniors certainly have since it’s their last go around.”
After going through traditional individual drills at the beginning of the session, UA dedicated time to special teams. The field goal units opened the special teams session before the punt team and kickoff units earned reps.
Following the special teams work, the squad returned to individual drills, which included a session of skeleton drills. The final portion of practice was dedicated to a simulated 11-on-11 scrimmage.
The Wildcats will return to a single-practice schedule Friday before playing its last scrimmage of camp Saturday afternoon.
The Wildcats will take to Arizona Stadium on Sat., Sept. 1 to host Toledo. The 7:30 p.m. contest will be broadcast nationally on ESPNU. Football tickets are available at the McKale Center Ticket office, by visiting ArizonaWildcats.com or by calling 520-621-2287 or 1-800-452-CATS.
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