TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona running back KaDeem Carey sat the media table, pointed to the silver Territorial Cup and said, "Its a big deal to bring the Territorial Cup home."
Its rested in Tucson for just under a year now. On Friday night -- deep into the night -- well find out if it will stay. Its been in the Old Pueblo for three out of the last four years, and the fans have liked it.
First-year UA coach Rich Rodriguez got that early. In his preparation for his introduction a
year ago, he made sure he mentioned beating the team from up north every year. He makes sure its part of his speech every time he speaks at a function involving Arizona fans. He understands the importance.
It doesnt get any more important than Friday.
"A lot of people say, If you were going to win just one game, make sure its the ASU game, then well be happy, No, I dont think you will be, Rodriguez said. But maybe it will at least make them less angry if thats the one game you win.