Rich Rodriguez quotes 'Dumb & Dumber' at Pac-12 Media Days
BURBANK, Calif. -- The Pac-12 didn't save its best for last.
Right off the bat on Day 2 at Pac-12 Media Days at Warner Bros. Studios was Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez, who brought a chuckle to a throng of sleepy reporters.
Rodriguez opened by sarcastically asking the media if they were aware that it was the Pac-12's 100-year anniversary – did the "100" logos seen in the backdrop and in banners, helmets water bottles and everywhere else inside Stage 12 give it away? When the media session was opened up for questions, among the many Rodriguez was asked was how he felt about a prediction the Wildcats had practically a slim-to-none chance of winning the Pac-12 championship. Rodriguez's quick wit was brilliantly on display.
"There was some expert poll that gave us a 2 percent chance," Rodriguez said. "It's like that 'Dumb & Dumber' [movie], 'What's the chance of a guy like me getting a girl like you ... one in a million. So you're telling me there's a chance?'
"Two percent? Better than one in a million, right?"
Nobody predicted Arizona would bring home the Pac-12 South crown, and it looks like the Wildcats are going to have to embrace the underdog role again. Maybe.
"Yeah I guess," Rodriguez said. "I've been in situations where we've been the league favorite to win or situations like last year or this year where they predicted to win [at] two percent. That would probably be a pretty good t-shirt to make or a hat or something. But if it motivates your guys to run an extra sprint on their own, maybe it'll be good."