Washington football: A look ahead at the 2020 schedule

Let’s take a look ahead at what Washington football’s schedule will look like during the 2020 season (assuming we have one!)

Washington football still can have a season. Nothing has been ruled out, and there have been presidents of universities in other conferences that have guaranteed a football season. Nothing is set in stone yet, but there’s still hope that a college football season can take place.

On Friday, May 1st, Washington state’s Governor Jay Inslee put out a plan where there will be four phases to return to normal after he lifts the state’s stay at home order. Sporting events would take place in the fourth phase along with other large gatherings. The phases, which will be rolled out in three-week intervals,  will officially begin to be put in place when the number of COVID-19 cases starts to subside

The Huskies have three games scheduled for September, all of them are non-conference games, and depending on what happens with the virus, these are the most likely games to be canceled. Washington’s first conference game is currently set for October 3rd against the Oregon Ducks, in Eugene. Depending on what happens in other states, the presidents and athletic directors of the Pac-12 will make the final call on if games will be canceled, postponed, or even played without fans.

New head coach Jimmy Lake has been on the virtual recruiting trail as much as possible over the last few months. He’s been doing a great job, but the biggest drawback of not having spring practices is that he and offensive coordinator John Donovan will not have a lot of time to install their new offense.

College football is almost as essential as the grocery store, and everyone needs to continue to do their part in staying home so that we can all enjoy it this fall!