Spring practice begins Anu year - Tucson News Now

Spring practice begins Anu year

(Cover photo courtesy: AP) (Cover photo courtesy: AP)

For the first time of the Rich Rodriguez era at Arizona, the head coach returns his starting quarterback.

Anu Solomon threw for almost 3,800 yards as a freshman and was very efficient with 28 touchdowns and just nine interceptions.

He also ran for 291 yards.

It's now Anu's job to lose for the next three seasons as spring practice begins.

The Wildcats will hold 14 sessions over the next month leading up to the Spring Game on April 10th.

Among the top storylines now is who will backup Solomon. Senior Jerrard Randle and redshirt freshman Brandon Dawkins will battle for that role.

Wide receiver Davonte Neal is on the defensive side of the ball now as he tries to remake himself as a cornerback.

UA must also replace three-fifths of their offensive line including the three most important positions, center and both tackle spots.

Transfer Freddie Tagaloa (California) figures to make an impact in one of those edge roles.

And of course the annual search for a dominant pass rusher continues although the Wildcats improved greatly in pressuring the quarterback in 2014 using a number of different players including All-American Scooby Wright.

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