The long road back
This can't be happening. Half a season into his professional career with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Keith Smith has his shot. No more holding the clipboard, and definitely no splitting snaps. It's his show.
And then, like a cruel replay of his freshman season, everything goes to hell.
Quarterback Q & A: UA's Jason Johnson
Perhaps one of the most disarming athletes on campus, Jason Johnson wrapped up his senior season as the UA's single-season passing leader, with 3,327 yards. But records meant little to Johnson this season, as the team stumbled to a 4-8 record and capped off the second-straight season without a Pac-10 win at home. To make matters worse, Johnson and his teammates had to weather a storm of publicity surrounding their coach John Mackovic and his ability to retain his job despite a near-mutiny by almost half the team.
Wade named football team MVP
At the football team's annual awards banquet Sunday night, Arizona senior receiver Bobby Wade, the school's all-time career receptions leader with 230 catches, was named the team's Most Valuable Player.
Wade set the UA single-season mark this year with 93 receptions, breaking the mark of 88 set by Dennis Northcutt in 1999. Wade finished with 1,389 yards this year and is the UA career record holder in that category with 3,351 yards in his four-year career.