Former Arizona Wildcats offensive tackle Eben Britton has no need to hold back how he feels about Arizona State.
“We hate those guys,” Britton said Monday. “There are no ifs, ands or buts about it.”
Britton, who left after his junior season and was a second-round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2009, is in town this week to watch the Territorial Cup showdown between Arizona and ASU. Britton, the Jags’ starting right tackle, suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in late October.
He was wandering the halls of McKale Center on Monday morning when he got pulled into Arizona’s weekly interview session with coach Mike Stoops and selected players.
“It’s bitter, man,” he said of the rivalry. “As a young guy, you come in and you don’t really understand that hatred.”
It takes only one time.
“It’s a lot of fun to play those guys,” Britton said. “It gets nasty. Especially in the trenches. That’s what it’s all about.”