TEMPE, Ariz. D.J. Foster smiled as the idea of facing KaDeem Carey saturated his thoughts.
Foster understands the implications of Friday's Territorial Cup game for both programs. A win over Arizona on Friday in Tucson would give Arizona State some momentum heading into the offseason on a two-game winning streak, while stealing any steam the Wildcats built up with their first road win of the season last Saturday in Salt Lake City.
It would also give the Valleys most promising running back recruit since the turn of the millennium a chance to measure himself against Tucsons most promising running back recruit since the turn of the millennium.
But this is nothing new to Foster and Carey.
Huge rivalry game. Phoenix vs. Tucson. State bragging rights on the line. Yeah. Been there. Done that.
Foster and Carey squared off three times in high school, and those games felt every bit as big at the time, because Careys Tucson Canyon del Oro Dorados and Fosters Scottsdale Saguaro Sabercats...