The Arizona Wildcats left Pasadena banged up mentally and physically. A lot of names show up on this week's injury report. Here's what it looks like:
Probable: Austin Hill (concussion), Mickey Baucus (knee)
Questionable: Jarvis McCall (shoulder)
Doubtful: Chase Gorham (abdominal strain)
Out: DeAndre' Miller (shoulder)
Starting to think that we won't see DeAndre' Miller again this year, at least in the regular season, which is a bummer.
Don't know who Chase Gorham is? Gorham is the starting long-snapper. So if you were feeling uneasy about the field goal unit this year, there's a little more reason to feel uncertain about the kicking game this weekend. Not only has the field goal unit struggled to block opposing teams, but if the kick itself takes longer to execute because of inconsistent snaps, that could be a huge problem. Expect to see RichRod go for it more on fourth down if the ball's on Colorado's side of the field. Or more Anu Solomon pooch punts.
Cam Denson started for McCall last week, and will probably do so again this week. There's not really a huge drop-off in productivity at that corner position if McCall is unable to go. Denson did get burned on a 70-yard TD pass last week, but that's just something that he'll learn from and improve upon.
According to coach Rodriguez, Austin Hill was feeling good Sunday after the team arrived back in Tucson. If Mickey Baucus is limited, expect to see Lene Maiava take over at left tackle. Maiava has shown that he is able to fill in at any spot along the offensive line, and has become a very valuable member of the team this year.