I forgot to mention that the covered practice field will be built, either on the current practice field or else where. There is an academic facility going in in the near term, followed by the covered facility. The cover will be in place for 2017/18. Rich like the heat (as do I for that matter), but covered we shall be.
Also uniform colors will not change. Rich Rod says he like red, blue and white, but aside from that we are a Nike school. Nike changes your uniforms every 4 or 5 years. So we will not change for a while. As Rich said "unlike Oregon who changes their uniforms every game"
On defense, Rich Rods says that you need lots of depth to counter the offenses these days. He said he would like to have 25 players that he could play regularly.
Rich says you can't win the Rose Bowl with walkons but you can't get to the Rose Bowl without them.
He also said he wants to build a championship team at Arizona. He said he does not see himself now being here 20 years. He said he does not want to be a Patertno or a Bowden. Said they were amazing, but he does not want to do that right now. On the other hand, he loves Tucson, his daughter is in school and a cheerleader, his son will be here for 5 years, he is not interested in any other job right now. When asked if it would bee difficult to coach is own son he said no. He said he knows what motivates his son. And if his son gets too difficult he will talk to his son's mama to straighten him out.
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