Five questions with Arizona quarterback Matt Scottby Anthony Gimino on Aug. 10, 2012, under Arizona football
Plenty has been written about Arizona Wildcats quarterback Matt Scott. Plenty more to come.
He’s the (non-coaching) face of the franchise this season, a senior who has a chance to keep the tank full for coach Rich Rodriguez’s no-huddle read-option offense.
As long as Scott stays healthy, Arizona has a chance, right? (Well, at least on offense.)
He’s also — for what it is worth — much more relaxed in interview settings. He figures to be a good spokesman for the team, able to address on-field matters as well as off-topic questions, such as when I asked him the other night about his favorite Mexican restaurant in Tucson.
(I kind of had a reason for asking, having just had dinner at Zendejas #13, where I met his brother, who works at the Max Zendejas-run place across from Arizona Stadium.)
Here is his answer about the Mexican restaurant, and four other responses in this mostly silly mini-Q&A:
Q: Favorite Mexican restaurant in town?
Scott: I guess I gotta say Zendejas. That’s pretty good. I also like Guadalajara Grill. That’s a good spot, too. They’ve got some good guacamole over there.”
Q: Who’s a better yeller? RichRod or Mike Stoops?
Scott: RichRod. He’s just louder. I think Stoops is more animated, but RichRod is louder. I don’t even know how he yells that loud. But it hurts my ears when I stand close to him.”
Q: This is your fifth year going to Fort Huachuca for part of fall camp. Other than the football, what do you like about going down there?
Scott: “They have really good sweet tea down there. The food is also really good. I’ll enjoy that.”
Q: Which freshmen are you eager to see in Saturday’s scrimmage?
Scott: “I’m really interested to see how (running back) J.T. Washington does. He’s got quick feet. He’s unbelievable. His cuts are crazy. I’ve never seen anything like that from a freshman. Me and guys were talking about it; he kind of remains me of (Nic) Grigsby. He’s got that little swiftness, I guess you would say. He’s able to cut pretty quickly. I’m excited to see him.”
Q: What lessons do you take from Nick Foles?
Scott: “Just his demeanor. The way he presented him was pretty humbling, I guess you could say. He was a pretty humble guy and talked to everybody. I really liked that about Nick, and he’s a great guy because of those things.”