Arizona coach Tomey says not to worry about offense just yet

By Eric Wein

Arizona Daily Wildcat

Don't hit the panic button yet.

That's the message of Arizona coach Dick Tomey as his No. 13 Wildcats (7-2, 5-1) get ready to take on No. 17 Southern Cal Saturday at 1:30 Tucson time (12:30 p.m. in Los Angeles) at the Coliseum.

The Wildcats' offense hasn't scored a touchdown in two games but Tomey said he just wants to win.

Tomey wants his team to be judged after its final game rather than in the middle of its season.

"I'm not disappointed in our people. I'm disappointed we haven't been more effective," he said.

USC coach John Robinson was asked why his team has committed so few turnovers this season. His response began that he doesn't know and once he starts contemplating that fact the Trojans might start coughing up the ball. But he described how running backs coach and former Heisman Trophy tailback Charles White prevents fumbles.

"Charlie White does a great job screaming and yelling and pounding his feet on the ground whenever somebody drops the ball," Robinson said. "He threatens to kill them. It's a motivation thing."

You wouldn't think much about that statement in the past. But these days, USC's most famous Heisman winning tailback has now become the country's best known murder trial defendant.

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