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Rivalry or Not it is Still Win the Day

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Eugene – Chip Kelly is going to let the media and fans worry about a rivalry game coming up this week. To the coach of the No. 2 BCS team the upcoming Civil War with Oregon State is one of a season full of rivalry games. Granted he recognizes the value of tradition, in fact he talks to his team about that often, but headed into the 114th match up, his message is the same as always – win the day.

"We have 12 rivalries. I've said that from day one," said Chip Kelly during his weekly media conference on Tuesday. "I think if you look at one game and circle it on the calendar (that) you've diminished another opponent…I've never believed in the rivalry concept." That may rile some die-hard fans who may look back over all those years and point out the barn burners like last year's 37-33 Oregon... Recommended Stories