Bruce Pascoe at the Arizona Daily Star had some good stuff on how oddly short Sidiki Johnson's Arizona Wildcats career was despite how different it was from the last early-season transfer of Kansas' Jeff Withey a couple years back. That article was followed up with an update on how the move could affect UA's Academic Progress Rating.
If anything Johnson's departure gives the Wildcats options should they look to add to their already stout recruiting class in 2012.
That said, it's slightly concerning that Miller has pulled in players that -- from afar -- spelled trouble from the beginning. Johnson played at four high schools and was dismissed for trouble-making at Oak Hill Academy just a year ago. Josiah Turner also went through a few high schools, was dismissed by Sacramento High for similar reasons before coming to Arizona and missing a shootaround in one game (granted, it appears Turner has stepped up and turned things around of late.)
- Anthony Gimino of the Tucson Citizen is attempting to unearth where Nick Foles will go in the NFL Draft.Going in the second round looks like a very probable outcome for Arizona's record-setting gunslinger. Gimino got a lot of good stuff from Chad Reuter of NFLDraftScout.com. Reuter compares Foles to Houston Texans quarterback Matt Shaub, who isn't really good at one thing but fairly good at everything. And I'm glad I have some expert backing me about Foles' lackluster throwing abilities across the middle of the field. Again, that doesn't mean he's bad, it just means he has a flaw or two -- hence, second round.
- Rich Rodriguez is fast at work in filling out his football staff. Looks like he's pulling three coaches from Pittsburgh. I guess that means the Arizona football program is viewed as a bit more of a draw than a pretty successful Panther program. That, or RichRod is just a lot of fun to work with.
- Wondering where Mike Stoops is headed? Us, too. But we don't think Stoops even knows at this point. My old boss at the Daily Wildcat, Ari Wasserman, has been keeping up with Stoops and while he had contact with the Buckeyes, there's still a long way to go. With Luke Fickell a lock to remain with Ohio State, Stoops might find a defensive coordinator job at Nebraska. There he'd join fellow Youngstown, Ohio, pal Bo Pelili.
- We leave you with a video highlight of future Arizona guard Gabe York dropping 42 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. Swag.