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Stoops: Arizona Wildcats made "significant progress," even if they fell short of goal

2011-10-10T19:33:00Z 2011-10-10T22:25:31Z Stoops: Arizona Wildcats made "significant progress," even if they fell short of goal Arizona Daily Star

Former Arizona Wildcats coach Mike Stoops issued a statement tonight through his agent, Neil Cornrich. It reads:

"I am very proud of the Wildcat football program and the many accomplishments we have enjoyed. Topping that list is our qualifying for consecutive bowl games the last three seasons for only the second time in school history. I am also proud of the success our players demonstrated off the field. Not only has our team Academic Progress Rate (APR) improved significantly each of the past five years, but also our players have made great strides in conducting themselves in a manner that reflects the ideals of this University. When I took this job, I was hoping to be the first coach to lead this program to a Rose Bowl. Although we fell short of that goal, we made significant progress, and our organization continues to strive for excellence. I wish the entire Wildcat football program the best of luck going forward, and I thank the University of Arizona for the opportunity to be a part of the successes we have achieved over the past eight seasons."

-- Mike Stoops

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