It’s a slow news day for the Huskies, but many Power 5 teams are preparing for their season opener, so there’s plenty of general college football news.
- As much as I like to pillory ESPN for their non-charitable UW coverage, I enjoyed Ryan McGee’s discussion of the constancy of college football fandom. McGee is right that the games won’t be exactly the same without fans in the stands, but having games at all is a profound silver lining.
- We’re seeing it in other sports, and college football will be no exception: depth is at a premium in 2020. Max Olsen runs down all the ways that younger players and walk-ons will contribute more than usual in an unstable environment.
- Brandon Huffman at 247 covers the Tyee 7v7 tournament and provides some recruiting updates relevant to the Dawgs.
- I will admit that I can’t begin to explain the significance, but UW launched its own Esports team this week. If nothing else, it’s uplifting to hear about a program growing and putting down roots at a time when so many are struggling.
- In a comparison that will warp the minds of Husky hoops fans, Mike Schmitz lays out the similarities between Michael Porter Jr. and Jaden McDaniels.
All the SEC teams have to do is watch the tapes from the games where you played the Washington Huskies and lost the last eight years.— Terry E. Parker (@BigTParker) September 6, 2020
Rush 3, drop 8, come up and make plays. Easy peasy.