March 20, 2013
TUCSON - University of Arizona football continued its spring practice season with a workout on Wed., March 20, at Kindall Field/Sancet Stadium. In head coach Rich Rodriguez's second spring with the Wildcats, the squad dressed in full pads for the second time this spring for a two-hour practice on Wednesday. Below is a brief transcript of Rodriguez's remarks following practice.
On the return from spring break:
"I saw some improvement in certain areas defensively. There are certain things they got a little better at. I'm hoping Friday will be better and we'll clean up some things at our scrimmage on Saturday."
On Terrence Miller's potential fifth season:
"Terrence is a good football player. He can play multiple positions. He can play H-back, wide receiver, he can play in the slot. He's a smart, tough guy. I think he's really going to be a leader on this team, as he was last year. Terrence has had enough time and enough reps to learn what we're doing. He's very comfortable in everything we do offensively."
On what he hopes to see in Saturday's scrimmage:
"I hope to see some of those redshirt guys and how much they've grown up a little bit. I want to see our guys compete. We have so many guys out with injuries, you won't be able to win a position in a spring scrimmage. But you can show that you're more prepared to win with."
On Jake Smith back from injury:
"He's doing better with everything. We are being careful so nobody runs into him because he's not quite 100 percent. We probably won't do kickoffs but the field goals, he's been pretty consistent with. Casey Skowron, who's a walk-on behind Jake, has been pretty consistent, too. We're going to do more field goal work every day."