It looks like Rich Rodriguez also knows how to have a little fun off the field.
Arizona recently held a pair of football summer camps, which included a 7-on-7 tournament, a “Big Man Challenge” and a prospect camp that was open to recruits. This allowed potential prospects a chance to work with the coaches and get closer to the program.
When it was all over, Lost Lettermen reports that Rodriguez brought out the Slip 'n Slide, and everybody began sliding down the blue tarp like they were five years old again.
Judging by the video, many of these guys forgot how to use one of these things. You put your arms in front of your chest, with your chest slightly upwards to increase speed. Come on guys, it's all about technique!
After all, it doesn't count unless you make it to the very end.
In all seriousness, it's a good thing he did something to cool these kids off. The weather in Tucson has been no joke. We are barely in the month of June and temperatures have already shot up to 100-plus degrees. Yikes. Those numbers are almost as high as what wide receiver Austin Hill averaged last season in receiving yards.
Having a little fun to end the scorching hot camp did help in the recruiting department, as 3-star wide receiver Jordan Morgan announced during the weekend that he will play for the Wildcats. He didn't mention anything about slipping and sliding, but he did tell 247Sports that he loves everything about Arizona. We'll just assume that the Slip 'n Slide was the deciding factor in his commitment.
If that's all it takes to get kids to commit, we are soon going to see a lot more coaches having a little fun in the sun.