Right around 64,000 tickets have been distributed for Saturday’s 8pm game against Cal. Assuming some people won’t show up and some other people will buy tickets in the next day or so, that means five to eight thousand empty seats. Considering this is the first game after the death of Don James, and Husky homecoming, under better circumstances a sell-out would probably be expected, even against a one-win team. However, the Huskies have lost three straight, including one of the worst losses of the Sarkisian era less than a week ago. Sell-outs won’t be a given until winning is truly expected. How long that could be is anyone’s guess.
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I realize now that I barely wrote anything about Cal football over the weekend. I started writing about basketball and covered the precarious position of the football team, but not the specifics of the Golden Bears as a matchup. I’ll have some posts about Cal up today, but in the meantime read these position previews from the Dawg Pound. First offense and then defense.
Just to switch things up, here’s a position preview of Washington’s offense from Cal Golden Blogs.
Former Husky football star Reggie Rogers was found dead yesterday. Rogers was a controversial Husky that played far before my time, but regardless of his past it’s unfortunate to hear of his death.
In case you haven’t heard, there is a bit of QB controversy at Cal between true freshman starter Jared Goff, who has struggled lately, and Zach Kline, a redshirt freshman who has played pretty well in limited duty. The starter for Saturday’s game will be announced later today.