Rich Rod Makes a Visit to the Arizona Cardinals


Nov. 23, 2012; Tucson, AZ, USA: Arizona Wildcats head coach Rich Rodriguez prior to the game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Arizona Stadium. The Sun Devils defeated the Wildcats 41-34. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

University of Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez made a visit today to the Arizona Cardinals, who are in the second day of a three-day minicamp.  No, he wasn’t vying for a job at a new level, although one might suspect that given Rich Rod’s history.  No, Rich Rod said he was simply in attendance to learn about how the Cards practice.

I think it is a great idea for college coaches to come and see how the pros do it.  Not only is it a learning experience like he said, it also becomes a teaching tool for his players.  He can take the information he gathered and start instilling that into his college players.  This way his players can carry and conduct themselves like the pros.  You can never start too early on that in my opinion.

One of Rich Rod’s observations from today was that the Cards seem to be doing all the right things and all appear to be on the same page, which to me is a testament to just how quickly the Cards coaching staff has been able to gel this team, which is always a concern for  first year coaching staff.  Rich Rod also brought along some of his staff, so not only he can observe but to also give him other pairs of ears and eyes on how it is done in the NFL.  To me, his visit can do nothing but good for the Wildcats.