March 23, 2007

High expectations for Ricky Elmore

There will be plenty of new faces on the field next season for Arizona and if all goes as planned, one of those new faces should be freshman defensive end Ricky Elmore.

Elmore redshirted last season but took the time away from the field to gain weight and get in the necessary playing shape for the upcoming season.

"I have improved and what we have worked on all winter is my run game," he said. "I came in as a pretty good pass rusher but they told me the thing I need to improve on is the run game."

Elmore's weight has increased dramatically at the advice of the coaches and he feels as if it has given him an advantage for the upcoming season.

"I put on like 20 pounds from last year," he said. "I am jumping around between 255 and 250. I was at 234 when I got here so I put on a lot of weight."

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