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Sonoran Hot Reads: Brandon Dawkins hot on Anu Solomon's tail

Is this Dawkins' big chance?

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With Anu Solomon missing Friday's open practice and Monday's closed practice due to a hamstring injury, suddenly there's a little more talk around Brandon Dawkins, and the opportunity he has in front of him to possibly push to be Arizona's starting quarterback. We've been talking about the increased confidence the backup quarterback has for a while now, but it came up again on Monday:

- Thanks to SB Nation for naming us one of the four featured blogs for the month of March

- Former Wildcat Robert Golden signed a three-year deal with the Steelers

- The College Football Playoff is still going to happen on New Year's Eve, but will happen earlier in the day at least


- You may have heard that Rawle Alkins announced his commitment to Arizona by revealing a smooth-looking tie with the Block A on it

- While we were waiting for the Alkins announcement, Arizona fans were forced to watch a Horizon League semifinal game. That game saw a Green Bay announcer get ejected, then come back

Myron Medcalf has Arizona winning a wild Pac-12 Tournament

- SB Nation is doing an NBA Rookie Week, and Nets Daily wrote this nice thing about Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

- The Pac-12 Awards were announced late Monday, and we basically nailed it with our picks. Gabe York also brought in Pac-12 Player of the Week. And there were four Wildcats who earned All-Pac-12 honors

- Matt's latest Bracketology currently has Arizona as a 5-seed playing San Diego State


- Arizona drew a lot of walks, which helped back up some stellar pitching performances


Candrea was not pleased with softball's effort this weekend

Other sports

- Check out athletics' best pics from the past week

- Lauren Marker won her second women's tennis Pac-12 Player of the Week award this season, and the third of her career

Tucson news

- There have been some weird things happening at CDO the past week or so

- A small plane made a belly landing at TIA after having landing gear issues

- Ann Weaver Hart made an interesting and controversial decision