Tim Kish changing things up for Wildcats

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By Natalie Rivers By Natalie Rivers

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- University of Arizona interim head football coach Tim Kish has made minor changes in practice, switched kickers and tweaked the coaching staff.

His hope? That the little changes will make a big difference when the Wildcats face UCLA Thursday night in their first game since Mike Stoops was fired.

Arizona has lost to 10 consecutive FBS opponents and while Kish wouldn't reveal all his changes, he did say he's switching to senior John Bonano, the team's third kicker this season.

Kish, who is in his eighth season at Arizona, remains the defensive coordinator, and he's given autonomy to the offensive coaches.

He's also switched around responsibilities for special teams and tried to liven up practices with more game situations.

Kish, who has more than 30 years of coaching experience and had been an assistant coach since 2004, was named interim head coach for the Wildcats on Oct. 10.