The Arizona Wildcats' first-year head coach Rich Rodriguez met with members of the media at a weekly press conference on Monday, and gave his thoughts on the team's upcoming matchup against Toledo on Saturday, Sept. 1.
The Wildcats will look to build a winning program in the ultra-competitive Pac-12 Conference. A new coaching staff figures to make that a tall order, given the stiff competition spread throughout the conference. Rodriguez gave his outlook on the year, including thoughts on how upcoming opponent Toledo would be a difficult test to begin the season.
"They should have beat Ohio State and I think Syracuse is the other one they should have won. They have two experienced quarterbacks coming back. And even though they have a new head coach, he was on the staff so they can run the same offense, the only thing they may do differently is some stuff defensively. They're a very dangerous team and they're going to come with a lot of confidence. We have got to play well."
Rodriguez also voiced concern over the lack of preseason or scrimmage games to prepare for a difficult season, but said that his outlook was positive moving forward.
Saturday's kickoff at Arizona Stadium is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. PT.
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