They call him Mr. Gibbs!
They've got a month to prepare specifically for Washington. If they can't figure it out, we'll see big changes on the coaching staff. This isn't even 2013 Clemson levels of difficulty.
He seems genuinely concerned about the kids playing. These are still student-athletes. They won't get paid more for playing in more games-the benefit of the scholarship will have the same value. Course loads will get even more ridiculous. And the biggest thing: more chances for injury.
We've gone from 9/10 game schedules when Woody started coaching to 12/13/14/15 game schedules. That's a lot to ask from college students. They'll always agree because what choice do they have? But at a certain point it's wrong to subject them to it.
He cares about their families, too. These games would be scheduled throughout December and the holidays. Expanded playoffs will take players away for even longer. Remember, Urban had to fight for the families to be able to come to the playoff games in 2014. The NCAA doesn't have the welfare of the players at priority #1. Somebody has to speak up for them.
As a Crew fan, any time the local boys can put down a team from Seattle, I'm down. GET HYPE