RichRod to be Fired

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  1. GatorAZ

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    We won't know if it's a home run until he wins but he's a huge upgrade over RR. Interested to see his staff.
     
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    Yeah, like UofA could've been in the SEC West and had a winning record and bowl game every year. ASU and UofA would've been lucky to beat Arkansas in any of the last six years. Forget about the rest of that division. They would've been humiliated on a weekly basis.


    A&M beat the dog crap out of ASU two years ago. It looked liked men against boys at times. I know. I went to Houston for that game.
     
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    Forget recruiting Arizona. That will be nice, but it's not enough. For an Arizona school to break through to elite, they have to crack So Cal like Oregon and Washington.
     
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    Keyshawn Johnson’s son already sent his transcripts to Arizona, so it looks like this hire is already paying dividends.

    Love it. Sumlin will bring talent to Tucson RichRod simply couldn’t pull in.
     
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    Will be nice to have a legit shot at some of these guys.
     
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    Looks like a great hire for U of A.
     
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    I'm glad he's bringing in Mazzone. Tate wasted too many plays on deep balls. He needs much more simple throws like he did with Brock Oz.

    The players are happy Yates is staying. Win-win.
     
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    I would take Kelly over Sumlin, but I would say that both are in positions in which they are needed. Sumlin is the far superior recruiter and will need to work a bit harder to pull kids away from SoCal; whereas, Kelly is a proven tactician at a school that, for all intents and purposes, sells itself.

    Sidebar: Jon Wilner is a tool.
     
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    So will he bring classes right away like Taggert?
     
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    With two weeks to go until signing day, I highly doubt he'll completely dominate recruiting right off the bat, but it's encouraging to hear that Keyshawn's son will be enrolling. I think he gets one or two four-star flips and a couple of impact grad transfers, but nothing earth shattering. It also looks like we're not going to see many transfers of substance away from the program (although I hope Trevor Wood reconsiders, as I think he'd make a hell of a D-end).

    Sumlin is by far the best recruiter Arizona has ever seen. He's going to bring charisma, bravado, and "swag" to Tucson. He will be more involved directly with recruiting and will use gimmicks that the previous regime didn't (and even though I hate gimmicks, I know that 16-18-year-old kids are attracted to things like "swag copters").

    I don't think it's far-fetched to expect a top-25 class in 2019, though.
     
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    Yeah I was asking more about 19'. The in-state talent seems to be better than in recent years. Specifically in the valley and some JUCO guys too. If Tate stays healthy and they have a great year Sumlin will take advantage of it big time (assuming he doesn't bolt).
     
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    Once approved by Arizona Board of Regents, Kevin Sumlin will receive 5-year, $14.5M contract. Initial base pay would be $2M per year during first 2 years of contract & increase to $3.5M per year during years 3 thru 5
     
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    Very friendly contract for UA.
     
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