Oregon’s players definitely have the right to be confident heading into any matchup, but they’d be wise to take a few of their opponents more seriously than others. The Ducks travel to Husky Stadium for a tilt with No. 16 Washington this Saturday in what’s being billed as a “blackout” for fans, so the atmosphere is expected to be pretty rowdy. Still, Oregon sophomore tight end Pharaoh Brown is already calling the matchup a win for the No. 2 Ducks.
I’m not sure that Steve Sarkisian has any more capacity for anger this week after his media battle with Stanford coach David Shaw, but if he does, perhaps he’ll use this as bulletin board material.