One week off was good. Two or three would have been better.
The Arizona Wildcats returned to practice Sunday after their bye week, with coach Rich Rodriguez hoping to get several injured starters back for this Saturday’s game against Washington.
“We probably needed more time,” Rodriguez said.
“I think there were something like 13 starters that were out last week, and six or seven of them didn’t play in the last game. I’m hoping with one more week, we get a couple of them back.”
Arizona was without five starters at Stanford on Oct. 6 — center Kyle Quinn (ankle), right guard Trace Biskin (toe), safety Jared Tevis (ankle), defensive tackle Reggie Gilbert (ankle) and defensive end Dominique Austin (foot).
A few others, including slot receiver Johnny Jackson, left the Stanford game with various injuries. Jackson, who had 10 catches vs. Stanford, didn’t practice Sunday, Rodriguez said, although an official injury update won’t be released until Thursday afternoon.
Expect a lot of “questionables” on that report.