So the opener is expected to be a celebration — even without a premier opponent — and a tuneup after Washington's sluggish 30-14 season-opening win over Rutgers.
When you look at really the elite programs throughout the country, the (fans) are there — rain, wind, early, late, before school, it doesn't matter.
GROUND OUT: Washington's run game was expected to be a strength with the return of Myles Gaskin and Lavon Coleman, and the addition of freshman Salvon Ahmed.
Expect the run game to be a focus for the next couple of weeks as Washington tries to get that part of its offense established heading into Pac-12 play.
He was healthy throughout spring and fall camp, but was suspended for the season opener for violation of team rules.
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