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Sonoran Hot Reads: Arizona played six true freshmen in season opener

How does that compare to the rest of the conference?

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The Arizona Wildcats ran out six true freshmen in the season opener last Thursday, which is a pretty good indicator of how many first-year guys we'll see throughout the year. But when you look at the amount of true freshmen the rest of the Pac-12 teams played, the six used by Rich Rodriguez are about average, as four teams had more. USC had by far the most with 13.

- Layth Friekh had the toughest assignment probably out of all the fresh faces that saw the field last Thursday

- Do you ever wonder what it's like to be William Parks? Of course you do, but now you don't have to wonder anymore

- Here's a look at all of the Pac-12 depth charts for week two

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- Chance Comanche has returned to practice after undergoing tonsil surgery

- Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is still being his awesome self

- De'Aaron Fox will be having an in-home visit with the Arizona staff on Monday


- I think this is the biggest recruiting pick up so far for Jay Johnson as Chaparral star Blake Paugh committed to Arizona. He is a highly-ranked prospect nationally by all of the major baseball publications

Other sports

- Four swimming freshmen were named Scholastic All-Americans

- There are some big time soccer games in Tucson this weekend. Get caught up on the soccer team with their practice report

Tucson news

- Arizona was ranked the 121st best college in the nation, and the 58th among public schools

- There was a nasty head-on collision in Marana

Red light cameras have become a big deal, and are even on the ballot for the November election