Tuesday, new Arizona Wildcats coach Rich Rodriguez (it feels great to type!) gave a bit of insight into the program he'll run in Tucson. Our Arizona blog, AZ Desert Swarm, provided coverage here, if you'd like to catch up. Anyone anticipating a matchup between the Spread 'n' Shred and Chip Kelly's Oregon Ducks won't be disappointed by this quote:
We're gonna play fast. I think the huddle is the biggest waste of time in football.
Rodriguez said he wants to put his staff together about two weeks after the regular season ends, and hopefully by Christmas.
He also gave his new beat guys some insight into the history of his noted offense, explaining that it came about because his Glennville State squad needed speed to overcome its size advantage. The Wildcats don't surrender quite as much on the lines to the USC Trojans as GSU did to (/looks it up) West Virginia State and Fairmont State (maybe those are big teams!), but his attack should still function as an equalizer, once properly developed.
And, yes, he acknowledged he'd "heard about" Matt Scott, the dual-threat QB most are projecting as his new favorite weapon.