Two fast risers for Arizona
Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Still doing the campus call and will head to Arizona practice at 6:15 p.m. PT or so.
Another quick note from my chat with Wildcats offensive coordinator Sonny Dykes.
Arizona has one of the most stable depth charts in the Pac-10: What came out of spring is mostly what you're going to see -- barring injury -- in the opener against Central Michigan.
Criner, a 6-foot-4, 215-pound sophomore, is pushing senior Terrell Turner for a starting job. Even if he falls short, he will see plenty of action and give the Wildcats some nice depth at the position.
He'll get touches because, at 220 pounds, he offers a power option to complement Grigsby and Antolin, who are both under 200 pounds.
Moreover, if the passing game is languishing with a new quarterback, Dykes said he's completely comfortable lining up and going mano-a-mano with the run game. He's that confident in the ability of his offensive line to handle most teams.