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Sonoran Hot Reads: Ricky Hunley officially not retained by Memphis

This has been coming for a while now

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When the Memphis Tigers hired Arizona State's Mike Norvell to be their new head coach, former Arizona Wildcat Ricky Hunley said that he wouldn't be back there because "He's from Arizona State." Well, it became officially official this week, as Norvell formally announced his new coaching staff at Memphis. This will fuel the speculation of Hunley returning to Arizona to coach the defensive line or linebackers as there are currently openings for both spots, but I don't see the personality conflicts between him and Rich Rodriguez allowing that to happen. But we'll see, as Hunley says he plans on moving back west to Los Angeles.

- Arizona finished 10th in ESPN's Pac-12 Power Rankings, and that's kind of depressing that only Colorado and Oregon State were worse

- UTSA has essentially been a conference opponent the last three years, and it's sad to see Larry Coker leave the program he built from scratch. I had the pleasure to talk to him a couple of times over the past three years, and he could not have been more gracious with his time, and I will always appreciate that

We gave our thoughts on Jeff Casteel's departure

- Watch Paul Magloire's highlight tape, and let the new cornerbacks coach tell you about himself


- Sean Miller previewed the upcoming weekend and talked big man rotation at his weekly press conference. You can also watch what Steve Alford had to say Tuesday, as well as Bryce Alford, Thomas Welsh and Isaac Hamilton

- We wondered what kinds of things Bobby Hurley will face when he comes to Tucson in February among other things in this week's roundtable


- Bobby Dalbec was ranked the 18th-best draft prospect by Baseball America

- Arizona alums continue to infiltrate the Diamondbacks organization, as Gil Heredia is the new pitching coach for Triple-A Reno, and Shelley Duncan is once again the short-season manager

- There's a new head of college baseball this year, and he talked about some of the sport's biggest issues with Kendall Rogers

Other sports

- Swimming and diving host a few schools on Friday

- The women's tennis team is ranked 64th heading into the season. Men's tennis player Naoki Takeda is ranked 52nd individually

Tucson news

- Look out for random fare enforcement officers on buses starting in a couple weeks

- Medical marijuana might be grown outdoors in Tucson soon

- I checked out the new Batch bar on Congress, and I recommend everyone go to this place