Coach Chris Petersen has prepared his junior quarterback for what could be a Heisman Trophy season.

The message to Jake Browning is clear: be like Coach Pete.

Smile wide but don’t say anything important. Let your clean-cut, Eagle Scout exterior be cover for a much nastier competitive streak.  And don’t out-kick your coverage.

“Give you guys cookie-cutter answers you may not like,” Browning joked to us at Pac 12 Media Days in July.

Anything else?

“Don’t read anything about yourself.”

Hear any good clichés lately?

“Complacency will kill you no matter who you are,” Browning said.

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