Jedd Fisch understands that Arizona didn’t light up the preseason Pac-12 honors.

The Wildcats saw wide receiver Jacob Cowing and offensive lineman Jordan Morgan earn Second-Team All-Pac-12 as voted on by the media and announced earlier this week. Six Wildcats are selected preseason All-Pac-12 Honorable mention. But none of that is a measuring stick for Fisch, he said Friday at Pac-12 Media Day in Las Vegas.

“When it’s all said and done, we’re never going to be recognized from preseason honors, it doesn’t matter what people think now,” he said. “Talking season’s over. Football season’s going to begin. I really believe in what we say to our players: Show up early, work hard, stay late, have a plan, deliver on your promises, respect the process, admit your mistakes, tell the truth, and embrace the grind. If we do that, I believe we’ll earn it and win every day.”

Arizona opens the 2023 season at home on Sept. 2 against Northern Arizona at 7 p.m. on Pac-12 Networks.