Rich Rod wants well executed reps in practice - Tucson News Now

Rich Rod wants well executed reps in practice

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

It’s no secret the Arizona Wildcats like to play fast.

One of the first things Rich Rodriguez said when he was hired here at Arizona back in 2011 was that you likely wouldn’t ever see his team in a huddle.

Last season UA averaged 81 offensive plays per game. They played almost an equal amount on defense in a collegiate game that has picked up the pace over the last few years.

In order to play fast in games, the Wildcats must practice the same way. Watch a Rodriguez practice and the pace is as fast as you’ll see on game day.

But have you ever wondered what constitutes a good play in practice? Is it the same as good play during the game?

If Anu Solomon drops back to pass in practice and overthrows a receiver, or that receiver is wide open and drops a pass, can that be considered a good rep if the play wasn’t completely executed but everybody was where they were suppose to be?

It’s a question we asked the Wildcats.

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