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Defensive coordinator Paul Rhoads paces the field during Friday’s first practice of training camp. The Wildcats’ already-thin depth took a hit this offseason, when four defensive players left the program and a fifth opted out because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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March 5 feels like a lifetime ago. But some things stick with you. For instance: New Arizona defensive coordinator Paul Rhoads’ response to a question that day about the Wildcats’ defensive depth.

“What depth?” Rhoads quipped.


Paul Rhoads joked about his team’s lack of depth in March, before the roster was decimated even more by departures.

This article originally ran on tucson.com.


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