Posted: Friday October 5, 2012 11:44 AM

Kelly, Sark play down Oregon-Washington rivalry

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Oregon coach Chip Kelly seized on SpongeBob SquarePants when describing how the No. 2 Ducks feel about the past rivalry with the Washington Huskies.

He says most of the acrimony between the two teams occurred more than a decade ago, when most of his players were more into cartoons than they were into Joey Harrington. The Ducks are too busy with the day-to-day than to bother with a history lesson.

While the No. 2 Ducks (5-0, 2-0 Pac-12) themselves may not buy into the hype over the rivalry, there's still a lot of back-and-forth razzing between fans in the neighboring Pacific Northwest states. The No. 23 Huskies (3-1, 1-1) travel south to visit the Ducks on Saturday night at Autzen Stadium.

 
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