Arizona's Neal philosophical about NCAA denial
SEP 11, 2013 9:19p ET
Neal's appeal to play this season has been denied by the NCAA twice, and he is likely to sit out the season as a redshirt. His appeal was based on his desire to be closer to his infant daughter and family.
Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez said a possible third appeal could happen, but by Neal's tone on Wednesday night after practice he was all but resigned to working on the scout team to make the first- and second-teamers better.
"I can still come out and play football every day," he said. "I get to do what I love every day. Even if I don't get to play on Saturdays, I still get to come out Monday through Friday and play football."