As we approach the spring showcase for Washington football, Husky Twitter is starting to speak out and ask the question: should the Huskies hold a real spring game instead of their showcase? Let’s dive in
Washington football has been a program on the rise over the last few seasons, and the Huskies have become the premier football power on the West Coast. They’ve been to three straight New Year’s Six bowl games, and are establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with on the recruiting front as well. But lately, the fans have been asking for something, a real spring game.
The Huskies usually run a spring “showcase” instead of a game, where the players still go through game situations, but in a more precise, set-up format. The idea behind this is to test the players’ physical and mental readiness in very specific situations, which has many positives, but is it the most effective thing for the program as a whole?
Well, yes and no… so let’s look at each side of the coin and you can decide for yourself if the spring showcase is the best thing for the program. Whether it be from a marketing, recruiting, or pure football standpoint, there are a ton of ways to look at this.