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Sonoran Hot Reads: UCLA staying the course with its offense

Despite early season struggles, the Bruins are sticking to the new plan

NCAA Football: Stanford at UCLA Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Rich Rodriguez alluded to the different offensive system the UCLA Bruins will bring to the field against the Arizona Wildcats this year, and that system has caught some heat after their last couple of games. But the Bruins are staying patient with the new system, and are sticking with it. Several times on Tuesday, UCLA QB coach Marques Tuiasosopo used the phrase “staying the course” when referring to Josh Rosen and the new offense. Hopefully their watered bamboo doesn’t decide to start growing like crazy this week

- Watch what their linebackers/special teams coach had to say on Tuesday as well

- GoJoeBruin has three keys for UCLA to win Saturday’s contest. Two of them have to do with the running games, which was the main conversation in this week’s Twitterbag

- Gotta get these new Gronk shoes. Also, be sure to check out our roundup of all the former Arizona players in the National Football League

- Zach Hemmila’s cause of death was announced, and it leaves more questions than answers

- We gave our thoughts on how Arizona will do in Pac-12 play the rest of the way

Basketball

- Ray Smith has had to be patient the last two years, but is ready to finally see the court

- We may see some new basketball uniforms released on Thursday

- Alec has updates on Arizona’s current recruiting targets

Baseball

- At one point on Tuesday, Steve Selsky had a hit in seven-straight at bats for the Reds. He finished the night 1-for-4 after having five hits on Monday. Overall, he seems to be making a good impression with the club

- Here, Selsky chats about his pre-med days at Arizona:

Other sports

- As a team, women’s golf placed 12th in their Orlando tournament, but Haley Moore finished T-3rd in the individual competition

- Volleyball hosts the Oregon schools this weekend

- Soccer is hosting Colorado on Thursday night and Utah on Sunday

Tucson news

- The adult smoking rate is at an all-time low in Arizona

- Caterpillar is one step closer to bringing new jobs to Tucson

- The Sunnyside School District is installing new security cameras