The scrimmage won’t be much of a scrimmage.
The Arizona Wildcats will hold their Meet the Team event Saturday night at Arizona Stadium, showing off their new north end zone facilities while not exactly showing off the team in a lot of full-on live football action.
The athletic department will hold a select-a-seat event, starting at 4:30 p.m., followed by a practice/scrimmage and then a one-hour autograph session.
Coach Rich Rodriguez said he will put his Wildcats through about 30 minutes of tackle football, as opposed to the more typical 75 minutes if Saturday night was a regular scrimmage.
“We need more like a regular practice than a true scrimmage,” he said after Friday afternoon’s practice. “We’re just not ready for that. That’s kind of scary because we’re two weeks away from a game.”
With that season-opener against NAU looming on Friday, Aug. 30, here are some storylines to check out as Arizona tries to take a step forward Saturday night: