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Pac-12 Media Days: A Knack for Mining Hidden Gems Could Be Key for Rich Rodriguez and Arizona

HOLLYWOOD, California – Two-time All-American running back Ka’Deem Carey leaves a Grand Canyon-sized void in the Arizona Wildcats backfield–and head coach Rich Rodriguez is well aware.

“I don’t have a Ka’Deem,” Rodriguez said Wednesday at Pac-12 media days. “And quarterback–if I had a starter, I’d tell you.”
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Breakout Running Backs Primed to Shine in 2014

It’s a quarterback’s game. Star running backs are obsolete. Yada yada yada.

These are the prevailing narratives in today’s football landscape, driven primarily by NFL-focused outlets. While the proliferation of spread offenses has certainly opened the field to passing attacks, the star running back is very much alive and well in college football.
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Q&A Day: Les Miles vs Steve Spurrier; In-N-Out vs Chick-Fil-A

Q&A Day returns and, I must say, it’s quality over quantity. Dominating the college football landscape in what would otherwise be a slow time of the year are SEC media days, the annual event that seems to get longer, start earlier, and feature more absurdities every year.
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