Pac-12 Media Day Questions with an Arizona Wildcat Emphasis

TUCSON, AZ - OCTOBER 20: Runningback Ka'Deem Carey #25 of the Arizona Wildcats carries the football on a 18 yard rushing touchdown against the UCLA Bruins during the first quarter of the college football game at Arizona Stadium on October 20, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Tuesday is the big day, bigger than most Pac-12 football media days should be. The Pac-12 is not only entering its second year after the additions of Colorado and Utah, nor is the Conference of Champions in a era of transition after four new football coaching hires from last season to this one.

The Pac-12 Network, or what little we know of it, will be the theme of Pac-12 Media Day.

Because everyone and their mothers have done it already, I supposed I'll ride the wave of posing 12 league-wide questions that I'd ask Larry Scott, Rich Rodriguez and crew for this upcoming football season -- all with a heavy dose of Arizona in there.

[RELATED: A schedule to watch Pac-12 Media Day live]

Kyle Kensing will be at media day tomorrow, so feel free to tweet, Facebook or comment to us if you have any questions he can ask the guys out there.

Here's what I want to know:

1) Where do I watch the Arizona Wildcats? I still have no idea how this new Pac-12 Network is working, and while Pat Finley has this same question at No. 3 in his list of 12 queries, I'm asking it off the bat. After all, nothing matters football-wise unless, uh, we can watch the game. The details are supposed to drop on August 15, but without deals with some major TV providers, the lack of news flowing out of the Pac-12 offices is a little concerning.

Or maybe they're just going to pour it on us all at once.

2) Simply, how good can the Wildcats be in Rich Rodriguez's first year? Is a record similar to last year's the reality or can this squad surprise us, get around a 6-6 record and make a lower-tier bowl game?

3) How will Rodriguez utilize Matt Scott? I actually have a bit of confidence Scott will be a capable signal-caller, but will he be able to stay healthy and pose a running threat from under center?

4) How will the South Division stack up? USC is bound to be back to its past dominance, but after that where do the chips fall? The Utah Utes are more than likely the No. 2, but after that it's a toss-up considering Arizona and ASU's coaching hires, and of course, the Buffaloes struggles of late.

5) With four new coaches in the conference, who will turn their new gigs into successes the fastest?

6) On that note, who will have a better season between Arizona and ASU? A good bet is that the Duel in the Desert will answer this question, regardless of record.

7) As we were asked on Twitter, who will score more points: Washington State or Arizona? Two up-tempo offenses with very different schemes, though my money is on WSU considering the run-heavy offense of RichRod will burn more time off the clock.

8) Who's the league MVP? Matt Barkley is the best bet, but can anyone make a surprise run at player of the year? John White of Utah is one possible candidate and so is UW's Keith Price, in my opinion.

9) Will Ka'Deem Carey have a breakout sophomore season? The UA running back could become the face of the team as we throw ourselves headfirst into the Rodriguez era.

10) Can anyone catch the Oregon Ducks? USC might be able to take down mighty Nike U -- Anthony Gimino thinks they're the conference favorite and it's a good bet with their leader returning -- but who could pull an upset against OU. In the North, the Golden Bears might be the best bet.

11) Can Washington continue to rise? Stanford lost Andrew Luck to the NFL, so it's possible the Huskies can make even more noise than they did last season in the North Division. Price showed that he's for real last year, so it can only get better, right?

12) Will Arizona be able to stop anyone on defense? Sure, the spread option offense also takes time to develop, but the talent is far weaker on the defensive side of the ball. We'll see if Jeff Casteel can work his magic.

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