Who’s Taller Than 6-feet Over 300 pounds and Faster Than a Cheetah… Arizona’s O-line!
The Wildcats were back at it with their unstoppable Rich Rod offense as they defeated the Washington Huskies 27-26. But what about the foundation of the offense? The mighty O-line. Does anyone stop to think about how the over 6-foot 300 pound linemen deal with the swiftness of the offense? I often wonder how do the big 6 foot plus 300 pound lineman keep up with the quickness of the offense. Not only does the O-line have to worry about blocking, but resetting their position within an allotted time of 7 or less seconds to get ready for the next play. It was never better articulated than when Arizona’s most aggressive lineman, Cayman Bundage #61, said “We don’t get tired.” When asked how does he perceive the strategy of the offense, Bundage stated “The fast tempo works to the advantage of the team who’s in the best shape.” The O-line might be over 6 feet and weigh more than 300 pounds, but they’re still faster than cheetah’s when it comes to lining up on the line of scrimmage for the next play. Well, that sums it all up. The O-line are in tip-toe shape for the Rich Rod game. We’ll see how true that is when my brother and I go home for Christmas break and race.
Best Comeback Team in the NCAA Division 1 Conference:
Everyone knows about the Rich Rod fast pace offense Arizona tends to use as an advantage over any team they play. But what should be highlighted more is their ability to come back in the 4th quarter within literally seconds! The Wildcats are not only fast in offense but speedy in picking up the pace when its most needed. When the Arizona Wildcats play, it’s as if I can feel the energy that they’re about to make a tenacious come back from all the way across the country (in Washington D.C). How many teams have you seen score 36 points in the 4th quarter? Arizona’s comeback with California (Cal) was simply amazing but it was not the first time a situation like this has happened! Now, let’s go back to the 2012 Gildan New Mexico Bowl where Arizona defeated Nevada during the last 46 seconds of the game! Yes, Arizona was down 21-0 in the first quarter, and entered the fourth quarter (still trailing behind) 45-28. After Nevada was compelled to kick a field goal, time remained ticking with only 1:48 left in the game. Somehow, someway Arizona scored 14 points with less than two minutes left in the 4th quarter, leading them to win 45-28.
As previously mentioned about the ultimate comeback during the Arizona vs Cal game. Once again they were trailing behind entering the 4th quarter 31-16. Scoring one field goal, and a total of 5 touchdowns in the 4th quarter. Somehow, someway Arizona scored 36 points in the 4th quarter. I’ve come to a conclusion that it’s just the bear in them.