The Arizona Wildcats entered Kindall/Sancet Field Thursday night to a song by the hardcore punk band Refused.
The track’s title — “New Noise” — was practically perfect.
The first training camp of the Rich Rodriguez era will feature plenty of new noise, most of it coming from a 75,000-watt sound system designed to streamline football practice and create a game-like atmosphere during long summer workouts.
Arizona’s new Tempo Practice System is the biggest and loudest in college football; the sheer size and sound has already changed the way the Wildcats work.
Each of the four speaker banks is about the size of a starting left tackle, only wider.
Rodriguez hopes the system, which costs about $120,000, will give his team an advantage as it prepares for its Sept. 1 home opener against Toledo.
Read more in Sunday's Arizona Daily Star.