Kalen DeBoer and the Washington Huskies opened fall camp on Wednesday.

And yet, with the football season finally at our doorstep, the conversation around college football continues to be dominated by conference realignment and tv deals. Colorado is leaving the Pac-12 for the Big 12. That league wants a few more from the Pac-12. And, according to reports on Wednesday, if the Big 12 is successful in poaching others, Washington and Oregon could find themselves headed to the Big Ten.

“You never take it for granted, but I always rest assured that we have a great place at UW that people are going to want if things would ever fall through with the Pac-12,” DeBoer said Wednesday when he met with reporters.

Oregon head coach Dan Lanning slammed the Buffs earlier this week over their move, suggesting the conference wasn’t losing much from an athletic standpoint.

DeBoer, on the topic of CU, took a more modest approach.

“Obviously it impacts me. It impacts our program. There’s a part where there’s really nothing I can do at this point, so I stay in my lane,” he said. “There’s really not even a lot of information I’m given at the head coach level. You’re curious, obviously, just like all of you are, so I’m asking here and there. But there’s really not a lot of information, other than being informed on what happens day to day.”

DeBoer, like everyone else, knows about the Pac-12’s next — potential — media rights deal. The one the league commissioner presented to university presidents and chancellors this week placed a heavy emphasis on streaming, partnering primarily with Apple.

The extent to which a linear partner would be involved in such a deal is currently unclear. UW will get its first taste of streaming this season; its trip to East Lansing to take on the Michigan State Spartans will be carried exclusively on NBC’s streaming arm, Peacock.

“I think [streaming] is certainly going to be a way of the future more and more as we go through these years,” he said. “I’m probably a little more old school, too. I like to turn on the TV and know what channel the game is going to be on. But, I also see it even through my own kids, what they’re watching and the apps we’re watching different shows and sports through. I think we have to be open to that.

“But being all in on that… there’s certainly reason for concern because I don’t think the entire country and those that want to watch — no matter what conference, no matter what sport — are probably ready to be all in on streaming. I certainly get the concern, but I also understand the direction a lot of this is going in. Our third game of the season against Michigan State is on Peacock. That’s happening not just in the Pac-12, with our talks, but in other conferences as well.”