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The Arizona Wildcats added some much-needed experience at quarterback on Saturday, landing USF transfer Jordan McCloud , a redshirt sophomore who made 17 starts over the past two seasons . McCloud was a three-star recruit coming out of Tampa’s Plant High School. He also had offers from Oregon, Boston College, Iowa State, Maryland, Bowling Green, Colorado State, Southern Miss and Toledo. “ McCloud had an up-and-down career with USF as he battled turnovers and injuries for most of 2019, as well as fierce competition from other QBs in the room,” wrote our friends over at the Daily

Arizona ’s quarterback situation this season has been unstable to say the least, but after the Wildcats lost to Oregon on Saturday, Arizona head coach Jedd Fisch put an end to the competition. “ Jordan ’s our best quarterback and that’s why we started him,” Fisch said. Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is dealing with bruised ribs, Tom Pelissero reports. The good news is that Tagovailoa's initial X-rays came back negative, meaning the second-year quarterback appears to have avoided any broken bones.

The Arizona Wildcats are having a season to forget and fell to 0-5 via Saturday's 34-16 loss to the UCLA Bruins.

  Arizona QB Jordan McCloud out for season, to have surgery © Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona coach Jedd Fisch confirmed more bad news about the campaign on Monday.

According to Adam Rittenberg of ESPN, Fisch told reporters that starting quarterback Jordan McCloud will miss the rest of the season and have surgery to repair knee and ankle injuries. McCloud was Arizona's QB1 for the past two games, and he ends his year with 481 passing yards, two touchdown throws, and five interceptions with 75 rushing yards on 18 attempts.

"This is not a nine-month or 12-month injury by any means," Fisch explained about the sophomore, who transferred from South Florida. "This is more of just unfortunately where we are in the season."

Faith, Jedd Fisch’s confidence in him guiding Jordan McCloud as Arizona’s ‘permanent’ starting QB

  Faith, Jedd Fisch’s confidence in him guiding Jordan McCloud as Arizona’s ‘permanent’ starting QB Jordan McCloud had just thrown his second of five interceptions against Oregon, a pick in the back of the end zone on a play where he could have gained a few yards on the ground instead of forcing the ball into coverage. Frustrated, his head down, McCloud jogged back to the sideline. He was quickly met by coach Jedd Fisch, who instead of tearing into his quarterback about the blatant mistake reaffirmed why he’d gone with McCloud as the starter for that game and, it turns out, for the foreseeable future. “He was just like, ‘I’m riding with you, I trust you, just keep playing your game, I know you can play,’” McCloud recalls. “That helped me a lot, built my confidence.

Jordan McCloud got the majority of the snaps with the 2nd-team offense, so if Arizona uses a 'My goal would be to play Will the whole game. We need to get some continuity out there.' — Fisch. So the guy that won the job to start the season is now third string?? Uh oh. There has got to be a decent

By Brian J. Pedersen, Arizona Desert Swarm: Just as Arizona finally seemed to find the right quarterback for its offense, it has to start from scratch once again. UA coach Jedd Fisch said Jordan McCloud , who was injured early in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s 31-16 home loss to UCLA, suffered a right leg or knee injury that could knock him out for undefined time. Read the full story … Looking for more Wildcat news? Find it on our Arizona news feed. $ MMT = window.

Redshirt freshman Gunner Cruz, who started earlier in the season, returns to the top of the depth chart heading into this coming Saturday's matchup against the 1-4 Colorado Buffaloes. Cruz has completed 48 of 71 passes for 454 yards with a pair of touchdowns and also two interceptions.

"Gunner won the job in training camp because of the way he was able to throw the football in training camp," Fisch added about his new starter. "We have to now reverse course ... and remind him why he won the job."

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Jordan McCloud had just thrown his second of five interceptions against Oregon, a pick in the back of the end zone on a play where he could have gained a few yards on the ground instead of forcing the ball into coverage. Frustrated, his head down, McCloud jogged back to the sideline. He was quickly met by coach Jedd Fisch, who instead of tearing into his quarterback about the blatant mistake reaffirmed why he’d gone with McCloud as the starter for that game and, it turns out , for the foreseeable future.

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Ricks tallied four interceptions as a freshman and had accumulated a single pick, 11 total tackles and one pass breakup this season before Wednesday's development.Per Alex Scarborough of ESPN, LSU head coach Ed Orgeron told reporters Wednesday that All-American cornerback Eli Ricks is out for the remainder of the season and will undergo surgery to repair a shoulder injury that has bothered him for some time.

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