Arizona Wildcats football: A few Monday morning links

2013-10-07T10:45:00Z Arizona Wildcats football: A few Monday morning linksDaniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
October 07, 2013 10:45 am  • 

It's monday morning, but we're just a few days away from gameday. Arizona travels to USC on Thursday night for a Fox Sports 1 primetime game at 7:30 p.m. 

Rich Rodriguez will meet with reporters at noon today and the Wildcats will head to Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon for their first Thursday game since a win over UCLA two seasons ago.

To get you ready, here are a few Monday morning links:

• In Greg Hansen's Sunday notes, he leads with some good information on B.J. Denker and the UA's passing game. He tells you not to give up on Denker quite yet.

• Kicker Jake Smith and punter Drew Riggleman are looking to improve their consistency as the season treks on. It's a story that could be on repeat with this program, it seems. 

• USC star receiver Marqise Lee is questionable for Thursday's game with a knee injury. Receivers coach Tee Martin tells the Los Angeles Times "you don't want to get a guy out there with that kind of talent that's not 100 percent."

• The Trojans are banged up at the receiver spot and only had one healthy player go through practice on Sunday. It's certainly something to watch on Thursday.

• The folks at the Pac-12 blog on ESPN.com put out their newest conference power rankings and have Arizona at No. 8.

• Athlon Sports has the Wildcats one spot higher at No. 7.

• CBS Sports released its latest bowl rankings last night and still has Arizona playing Utah State in the Las Vegas Bowl on Dec. 21.

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Daniel Berk began covering UA football in 2013 after spending two-plus years as the Star's high school sports coordinator. Previously, he served as the sports editor and NAU beat writer for the Arizona Daily Sun in Flagstaff for three years.

A University of Kansas graduate and St. Louis native, Berk is still getting used to 350 days of sunshine, the relentless "dry heat" of the summer and the fact that Tucson doesn't have a real hockey rink.

Contact Daniel at dberk@azstarnet.com or by calling 573-4330. Follow him on Twitter @DSBerk.

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