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Wildcats Complete Morning Practice
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: August 07, 2013
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TUCSON, Ariz. The Arizona football team completed day five of preseason camp with an early morning workout inside Arizona Stadium on Wednesday morning. The Wildcats also practiced in full pads for the first time.

Below are comments from Coach Rodriguez following practice.

Rich Rodriguez

On today’s practice:

“I wish we could have gone longer but we have a bunch of guys with 9 o’clock class so we got about an hour and 15 minutes of work in. We got a little better in some areas but we didn’t tackle well when we went live so we have to fix that.”

On Nick Isham:

“He has Division I experience; he started some games at Louisiana Tech. He is a smart, conscientious guy and it is really important to him. Nick is a guy that will study the film and understand what we are doing and he is a competitive guy. He has some skills and can make some throws so he is in the mix.”

On if the full pads brought any extra energy:

“It’s probably a little harder to get them going at 6:30 in the morning but once we got them going I thought the energy was good. I thought it was really good last night which was kind of expected under the lights but they were all plenty early this morning. We started at 6:30 but we could have started at 6:15 so the guys were ready to go.”

On the philosophy of using two quarterbacks:

“I’ve done it a bunch of times and I’ve subscribed to different theories. Some guys might have one guy and ride him but I like to have more than one. I hope to have two or three ready to win with and if they are equal we’ll play them both and if one is better then we’ll play him. I don’t look at that position really any different than the others and that is just me, I’ve played two quarterbacks a whole bunch of times.”

The Wildcats hit the road for Ft. Huachuca later this afternoon and they will hold camp their through Saturday.

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