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.