Arizona Football: Coaching candidates to not touch with a ten-foot pole

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Jake Dickert
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Dickert is yet another name getting some pull in Arizona circles, but he's inexperienced and, much like Wilcox, doesn't have the greatest resume over his stint with Washington State. 2023 was primed to be the season for Dickert and Washington State, having just landed former Incarnate Word quarterback Cameron Ward in the transfer portal.

However, the wheels fell off after winning four straight games (including two ranked opponents) to start the season, and the Cougars finished 5-7. A lackluster season sent Ward out the door, who eventually landed with Miami after testing the NFL draft waters. The only season Dickert has to hang hit hat on is 2022, where the Cougars when 7-5 in the regular season before losing in the La Bowl.

Dickert hasn't shown an ability to win at the clip that Arizona will be looking for and is largely unproven in the postseason. Arizona, for once, has the leverage to hire somebody more experienced and with a better resume.