January 9, 2003 |
Former Arizona Coach Dick Tomey said Wednesday he has had discussions with UCLA, but is not interested in becoming defensive coordinator. "I love UCLA but I wouldn't consider coming as a coordinator," Tomey said from a coaches' convention in New Orleans. "I'm standing behind Duane Akina." Akina, the secondary coach at Texas and an assistant under Tomey at Arizona and Hawaii for nearly two decades, interviewed Monday with Bruin Coach Karl Dorrell but no offer has been made.
December 29, 1998 |
Dick Tomey, coach of the Arizona Wildcats football team and a man used to being recognized, demonized, idolized and many other things, went with his wife, Nanci Kincaid, to a book fair and was asked more than once, "So, are you Mr. Kincaid?" "I kind of laughed," Tomey says, "and thought, 'So that's what it's like.' " Nanci Kincaid, 48, has written three books, the most recent titled "Balls," and she was a little delighted to see that happen.
December 28, 1997 |
With Ortege Jenkins--who changed Arizona's image as a grind-it-out offense in seven starts--on the bench most of the game, the Wildcats returned to form in the Insight.com Bowl. The numbers they put up Saturday night against New Mexico weren't flashy, but they were effective. They ran 59 times for 209 yards and Arizona (7-5) closed the season with four consecutive victories for the first time since 1974 by beating the Lobos, 20-14, at Tucson, Ariz.
October 21, 1990 |
Dick Tomey thinks the fumblerooski must have been invented by Amos Alonzo Stagg. "It's as old as the hills," he said, "but you've got to have the guts to use it." Three times this season, the Arizona coach has had the courage to call the play where the center drops the ball on the ground as though he were laying an egg, the quarterback runs a phantom option play and the left guard picks up the ball and runs for glory.