Why Arizona could've loved Cam - Tucson News Now

Why Arizona could've loved Cam

Tucson, AZ (KOLD) - Cam Newton might not be the most popular name in Arizona this week after the Panthers QB shredded the Cardinals defense, but there was a time when Cam almost made football fans in the desert smile.

There's been a ton of near misses in Arizona recruiting history as there is at every program around the country.You could argue missing out on Cam Newton is the biggest or better, most fun "what if" conversation. What if Cam came to Zona? Could he have saved Mike Stoops job? Would Nick Foles ever transform into the guy who became wildly successful with the Eagles. 

All of these questions have been answered already because Newton went to Auburn and won a national championship, but with the help of UA equipment manager Wendell Neal, we relive Newton's recruiting trip to Tucson back in 2009. 

Copyright 2016 Tucson News Now All Rights Reserved 

  • SportsMore>>

  • Tooly Terrific

    Tooly Terrific

    Saturday, March 25 2017 6:10 AM EDT2017-03-25 10:10:40 GMT

    Danielle O’Toole throws the 90th no-hitter in Arizona Softball history and first full-game no-no since 2008.

    Danielle O’Toole throws the 90th no-hitter in Arizona Softball history and first full-game no-no since 2008.

  • JC HOOPS: Pima men's run ends with loss to Parkland

    JC HOOPS: Pima men's run ends with loss to Parkland

    Saturday, March 25 2017 6:06 AM EDT2017-03-25 10:06:51 GMT

    Pima's season came to a halt in the consolation bracket of the NJCAA Division II Tournament with a loss to Parkland. 

    Pima's season came to a halt in the consolation bracket of the NJCAA Division II Tournament with a loss to Parkland. 

  • #6 Arizona Baseball suffers 2nd straight walk-off loss

    #6 Arizona Baseball suffers 2nd straight walk-off loss

    Saturday, March 25 2017 6:05 AM EDT2017-03-25 10:05:04 GMT
    The Beavers came from behind to beat the Cats and capture a 13th straight win (Photo courtesy: Oregon State Athletics).The Beavers came from behind to beat the Cats and capture a 13th straight win (Photo courtesy: Oregon State Athletics).

    Oregon State's K.J Harrison drove home the winning run in the ninth to give the No.2 ranked Beavers a 4-3 walk-off win over No. 6 Arizona.

    Oregon State's K.J Harrison drove home the winning run in the ninth to give the No.2 ranked Beavers a 4-3 walk-off win over No. 6 Arizona.

Powered by Frankly