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Huskies wait while much of CFB prepares to open season

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 28 USC at Washington Photo by Jeff Halstead/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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.

  • 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.

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