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Sonoran Hot Reads: Anu Solomon the 27th-best QB in the country

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Will he be able to showcase that talent throughout the season?

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We’ve seen Anu Solomon be great at times throughout his college career, but inconsistencies and injuries have kept him from showcasing that on a consistent basis. With this, Sports on Earth ranked the Arizona Wildcats signal-caller the 27th-best in the country:

Injuries have unfortunately limited Solomon and were partially responsible for a slight downturn as a sophomore. As a freshman, he helped lead the Wildcats to the Pac-12 South title, but last year he missed two full games and ran for just 198 yards. In the passing game, he was up and down, ultimately completing 62.1 percent for 2,667 yards with 20 TDs and five INTs. There's no question that Solomon is a talented player, and in Rich Rodriguez's offense, the potential is there for him to take the next step and become an All-Pac-12 caliber yet. First, however, he has to alleviate durability concerns and solidify his standing atop the depth chart with sophomore Brandon Dawkins pushing him.

- Yes, because of a Rich Rodriguez quote from the end of spring practice, everyone is worried about the Solomon/Dawkins battle. In about a month we’ll finally see if that’s a real thing or not

- I’ve missed these Sports on Earth rankings apparently, but they have Nick Wilson as the 25th-best running back in the country too

Basketball

- Kadeem Allen and Chance Comanche are in Australia with the Pac-12 All-Star team

- Unfortunately, even Australians get ASU and U of A confused

Baseball

- Willie Calhoun, who played sparingly for Arizona for a year, will be in Sunday’s Futures Game in San Diego

Other sports

- In part one of a two part series, we talked about the benefits the UA Club Hockey team will receive by the Coyotes’ AHL affiliate coming to Tucson

- Arizona assistant coach Bernard Lagat won the 5K at the US Olympic Trials at the ripe age of 41

Tucson news

- Someone hit the Rialto with some big graffiti

- Construction at I-10 and Ina is starting up this week