2013 Pac-12 Media Day Preview: Arizona Wildcats
Rich Rodriguez, 2nd Year (8-5, 128-89-2 Career)
In first year at the helm of the Arizona program, led the Wildcats to an 8-5 record after a four-win 2011 season, capping the year with a come-from-behind win against Nevada in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl...Spent three years as the Michigan head coach from 2008-10...Made a Division I statement as head coach at West Virginia from 2001-07 where he compiled a 60-26 record and won four Big East Conference titles (2003, 2004, 2005 and 2007)...Led the Mountaineers to two BCS bowl wins. West Virginia won the 2005 Sugar Bowl over Georgia and the 2007 Fiesta Bowl over Oklahoma...Also coached the Mountaineers to the 2002 Continental Tire Bowl and 2003 and 2004 Gator Bowl.
Terrence Miller, WR, 6-4, 234, SR
Granted a medical hardship after missing the final nine games in 2012 due to injury…Started four games as a junior last season, recording 13 receptions for 143 yards (11.0 avg.) and two touchdowns…Played in 10 games as a junior in 2011, catching 11 passes for 136 yards (12.36 avg.)…Saw action in 13 games (three starts) as a sophomore in 2010, hauling in 29 passes for 300 yards (10.34 avg.)…Posted career highs in receiving yards (116, vs. USC) and receptions (98, at Oregon) in consecutive weeks…Appeared in seven games as a true freshman in 2009, registering two receptions for 26 yards.
Jake Fischer, LB, 6-0, 222, SR
Named to the 2013 Maxwell Player of the Year Award Watch List...Returned to the field in 2012 after missing 2011 with a knee injury... Started in all 13 games for the Wildcats at middle linebacker...Led the team in tackles with 119 (76 solo and 43 assisted) and average tackles per game (9.15), both good for third-best in the Pac-12... An All-Pac-12 honorable mention selection, finished the season with 6.5 tackles for loss for 16 yards, forced three fumbles and broke up three passes...Second in the Pac-12 with four recovered fumbles...As a sophomore in 2010, collected 58 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, two passes breakups and one fumble recovery in 13 games...As a true freshman in 2009, saw action in all 13 games...Finished the season with seven tackles, including six solo stops.