FORT HUACHUCA — The Arizona Wildcats opened their fifth annual camp at Fort Huachuca today with the first of two practices at Warrior/Sentinel Field.
Coach Rich Rodriguez’s first-ever trip to the Army installation is, so far, a successful one. The UA looked sharp during a 1 hour 15 minute workout this morning; they’ll return tonight for a longer, full-contact practice.
“I like it. It’s the environment we were looking for,” said Rodriguez, who was hired in November as Mike Stoops’ full-time replacement. “Nowadays, we don’t have a lot of two-a-days. I told the team, ‘I want you to fight through it.’”
The Wildcats will hold five practices over three days. Players will stay Sunday to participate in the Army’s leadership reaction course, a team-building exercise designed to bring the group closer together.
“We like it out here. It gives us a chance to bond with the team,” running back Ka’Deem Carey said. “We can learn a lot from (the soldiers). I like the way they carry themselves: As one. If we can pick up and become one here, like the soliders do, that’ll be great for us.”
Read more in Friday’s Arizona Daily Star.