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WATCH: Jay Johnson previews 2019 Arizona baseball season

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The Arizona Wildcats baseball team had their first full squad practice of 2019 on Friday, in preparation for their season opener against the University of Massachusetts-Lowell on February 15 at Hi Corbett Field.

Friday also marked the first time that head coach Jay Johnson spoke with the media in the new year, and the Arizona skipper was optimistic about where his program stands with less than a month until opening day.

Johnson spoke at length about how his team can rebound from a 2018 season in which Arizona missed the NCAA Tournament for the first time since he took over as head coach in 2015.

Here is his full interview, which touches on his biggest freshman class at Arizona to date, his team’s mindset going into the new campaign, honoring Trevor Hoffman and more:

Arizona Baseball season is getting closer, so head coach Jay Johnson met with the media to preview what’s to come

Posted by AZ Desert Swarm on Saturday, January 26, 2019