- So while the Arizona Wildcats' defense has been atrocious this season, it's looking like a Pac-12 trend rather than an anomaly writes Ted Miller. After all, USC's defense wasn't so effective either, and while you can give the Wildcats as much credit as you want for finally scoring in red zone situations, much of it has to do with bad opponent defense. Not to say that the new sets with tight end/H-back Drew Robinson and H-back Taimi Tutogi hurt at all, but still...
In the end, it doesn't matter how much the Wildcats' offense was aided by USC. Arizona is dead last in the conference in many defensive categories, and after some point of defensive failure, it doesn't matter if or how an offense is successful. The Wildcats won't win until they fix their defense.
- The Daily Wildcat wrote about it.
- The Tucson Citizen wrote about it.
- Fox Sports Arizona wrote about it.
- The Arizona Republic wrote about it, albeit with a cooler tone than most people in Tucson would believe to be the truth as far as Stoops' job status is concerned.
- All those articles were written after the USC game and after our own Kyle Kensing wrote about it ( I guess both teams took his headline "Defense Optional" pretty literally) and I wrote about it.
EVERYONE WROTE ABOUT IT!
- Anyway, next week will be interesting, and by far not a 'gimme' game against the Oregon State Beavers. While they've struggled so far, so has Arizona. Plus, the Wildcats never make easy wins out of match-ups with OSU. Bob Condotta, a Washington Huskies writer at the Seattle Times, believes Saturday's game in Corvallis will pit the two worst teams in the Pac-12. It should be a desperate affair.