Arizona Football is back

Arizona Football is back

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - It's time for the Arizona Wildcats to defend their Pac-12 South Title.

The Wildcats arrive for Fall Football Camp this week. Players report on Monday, they will have picture day Tuesday and the first official practice is on Wednesday.

Coach Rich Rodriguez has many of his starters returning this year, including quarterback, Anu Solomon.  It's the first time Rodriguez has had a quarterback come back in his tenure at Arizona.

Also returning is decorated linebacker Scooby Wright III who will be entering his junior season with the Wildcats.  Wright won the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, the Rotary Lombardi Award and the Chuck Bednarik Award, given to the nation's top defender.

Other returners include leading wide receiver Cayleb Jones, top running back Nick Wilson and linebacker Will Parks.

The team will have 18 practices during the fall camp, including three two-a-day sessions.  The Cats will go on their annual mid-camp trip to Fort Huachuca where they will have dinner with the post's military personnel.

UA will meet the local media on Sunday August 23 and then start classes the next day.

The Wildcats open the 2015 season at home against the University of Texas at San Antonio, on Thursday September 3 at 7 p.m.

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(Special contributor: Michelle Floyd)