A closer look at Washington's roster composition
Chris Petersen's influence, a geographic breakdown, eligibility math and more.
A college football roster is a living, breathing document, with players coming and going in larger numbers than ever before, and the 2020 pandemic eligibility pause complicating the math even further.
But as we approach the start of Washington’s preseason camp — bright and early on Aug. 2 — it is with the understanding that the current roster should more or less stay the current roster for the foreseeable future, save for the occasional medical retirement or midseason transfer.
I’ve always been fascinated by roster construction, especially in the early seasons of a new coach’s tenure. We can learn a lot about priorities and strategies merely by observing and analyzing certain trends. Plus, it’s just fun to turn this thing over in as many different ways as possible before it changes again.
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Let’s dive into the roster. All figures refer to scholarship players only.