Washington Huskies Football: Why We Can’t Take Arizona Seriously

Aug 30, 2013; Tucson, AZ, USA; Arizona Wildcats quarterback B.J. Denker (7) scores a touchdown during the third quarter against the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks at Arizona Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Wildcats are like a 22-year-old fresh out of college, looking for his or her first real job, but with no real experience. On their resume, they list three minimum wage jobs that they excelled at. They have stellar recommendations from their previous bosses, but very little of it actually applies to the field they studied in.

Ka’Deem Carey is the Wildcats prestigious degree from one of the top universities in the country. He has value, but he can’t land you a job on his own, or in this case, a win. The Wildcats made the mistake of partying in college (though, they picked the school about 100 miles south of the real party school), and not getting any internships or real-world experience in their job field. Northern Arizona, UNLV and UTSA were able to fund the Wildcats fun college experience, but they do little in terms of landing them a job out of college.

Now, the Wildcats have proven to be a hard worker who has potential, but much of that is based on speculation. Executives in most companies heard that the Wildcats defense is weak, but in their minimum wage jobs, it’s proven to be one of their most valuable skills. Still, companies are wary of trusting their performance in entry-level positions.

Their older sibling – last year’s Wildcats team – had a great quarterback with plenty of targets to throw to, but the word on the street is that this year’ team missed that trait in the gene pool.

Companies are left to decide whether or not they want to trust the Wildcats performance at minimum wage jobs and a prestigious degree. Most of the business world will choose to trust a college graduate, or team, with significant on-the-job experience over the Wildcats.

Fortunately for the Wildcats, they get a chance to prove themselves against the Huskies on Saturday. But for now, it’s hard to take them seriously. Any Pac-12 team should have been able to handle their schedule the same they did, or better. Outside of Ka’Deem Carey, there’s not much left to be desired on offense. The defense was terrible last year, and they’ve yet to face an offense anywhere near what the Huskies have.

Hopefully, for the Wildcats future career opportunities, they can hold their own against the Huskies. But that doesn’t look likely. Washington should be motivated after last year’s desert demolition and, quite frankly, the Huskies are far more talented than the Wildcats. And don’t even get me started on Steve Sarkisian versus Rich Rodriguez.

Topics: Arizona Wildcats, Football, Washington Huskies

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  • Nathan Hart

    Please feel free to not take arizona seriously. You didnt last year either. It worked out exceedingly well for you then too! They haven’t proven their talent this year, true, but that is what stomping the cocky huskies will be about this saturday. Lastly, plugging the party school ASU in here? Really? ASU is just straight up a bad school with little redeeming value. True, they party harder than U of A, but they aren’t even elite at that anymore, falling from #1 to #9 on playboys list in only a couple of years… What happens when the schools lone elite trait is in freefall?

    • Guest

      The “author” is a scum devil alum. You have to excuse the poor writing style and lack of an underlying argument backed by anything other than weak put-downs and an undeniable inner envy for that school 100 miles (not 200, but expected as counting I am sure is not stressed by your professors as strongly as coloring within in the lines) south of the hellhole that is Tempe.

    • calebdonegan

      The “author” is a scum devil. You have to excuse the poor writing style and lack of an underlying argument backed by anything other than weak put-downs and an undeniable inner envy for that school 100 miles (not 200, but expected as counting I am sure is not stressed by your professors as strongly as coloring within in the lines) south of the hellhole that is Tempe.

      • Evan Webeck

        Look, I love ASU, but I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the Cronkite School. I actually looked into UA (which offered me more scholarship money) and visited, but despite much of ASU’s academic failings, the Cronkite School is one of the best journalism schools in the country. If UA’s was better, I’d be there. But it’s not, so I’m in the paradise that is Tempe (actually Phoenix, but that’s beside the point). And yes, I apologize for missing my typo, I’ll edit that accordingly.

        • calebdonegan

          To take such a strong stance on a game, without including any real metrics, is a ploy to get attention and readers. In my case it worked, as a tweet came into my feed regarding it. However, there is more than just getting attention. The focus should revolve around the substance and quality of the content, which in this case is absent. Now, I am not claiming UA wins, I will leave that to the experts to debate, but to write a piece basically trashing a team, especially when said team demolished the same opponent just last year, without providing any insight other than mildly witty banter for a case is just poor style. In addition, using this platform to bash your rival school, although in a roundabout way considering you are writing an article in support of a school you do not attend, is just cheap. Make a claim, provide unique and valuable insight citing numbers and history, compare the matchups and stay on topic providing an article worth sharing. In this case, not one of those traits were demonstrated. I am sure you are a good writer, and will definitely concede that ASU has a fine journalism school, but this type of haphazard reporting will not serve you moving forward.