The Arizona Wildcats will claim it’s “Wildcat Country” just about anywhere. Well, they can because of its global online school.
But on Wednesday, the day after introducing former Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin as its new head coach, Arizona took it to another level.
Kevin Sumlin billboard off the 202 near Sun Devil Stadium. pic.twitter.com/rbYrwk3B9t— Wildcat Country (@CatCountry1580) January 18, 2018
One is just a short drive from Sun Devil Stadium. In fact, it sits on the Westbound 202 freeway in Tempe with a clear view of the backside of Arizona State’s “A” Mountain.
Another is in downtown Phoenix on 50 W. Jefferson Street across the street from the Maricopa County Courthouse.
U of A didn’t waste much time - saw this on my walk to lunch in downtown Phoenix today. pic.twitter.com/ld7dClqGvH— Mike Grose (@MikeGrose) January 17, 2018
It’s been almost two months since Arizona State beat Arizona, 42-30, in Tempe. Since then, both teams lost a bowl game and hired a new coach, finishing with identical 7-6 records.
The rivals won’t clash until Nov. 24, 2018 in Tucson, however, the rivalry never ends.
Here’s what Sumlin had to say about ASU head coach Herm Edwards:
On rivalry with ASU and @HermEdwards,— Andrew Millan (@millansports4) January 16, 2018
“Anybody looks forward to a rivalry. I haven’t talked to Herm, I had him come speak to our football team two years, he did a great job as an outside speaker. He’s a guy that I’ve done internships with as a younger coach, so I know him.”