Anu Solomon's status for Stanford remains uncertain, as coach Rich Rodriguez said he is day to day after suffering a concussion vs. UCLA. He will be evaluated by the training staff every day this week, in an attempt to get cleared to play.
Through four games this season, Solomon is the only quarterback to throw for 11+ touchdowns and no interceptions. He's top 25 nationally in passer rating, currently sitting at 159, and top 35 in completion percentage, with 65.8%. Taking advantage of the intermediate routes, he's shown a stronger command of the offense.
And despite his success, there's still some complaints on his game. He over fires on the long ball repeatedly, doesn't have great arm strength, makes too many bad reads, and so on.
Anu Solomon is only a redshirt sophomore. And although he was able to find success throughout most of last season, while playing hurt, he's become a victim of his own success. Through the first three games, he has played exceptionally well, making his progressions, reading the defense and getting it done, albeit against mediocre talent. However, he had a rough outing while he was playing vs. UCLA, struggling to keep the offense going.
But, Anu Solomon is not even halfway through his second season as a starter and people expect him to get exponentially better, just because of his young age. Now, we don't know where Solomon's ceiling may be, but there will still be growing pains and bad games throughout his career at Arizona.
If he's cleared to play on Saturday, he'll tough it out and prepare to lead a banged up Arizona team vs. No. 18 Stanford. If the offensive line can't keep Solomon protected, or he makes some ill-advised decisions to take off, the injuries could linger much like last season, thus affecting his performance once again.