With the WSU's spring game quickly approaching, the rosters for #TeamGray and #TeamCrimson were released Thursday. While the teams are technically divided, you'll see a collection of players playing for both squads. You can see the full rosters for both teams here.
The quarterbacks are listed as playing for both teams, but Jacob Thorpe and Stefanie Loh report that Luke Falk and Peyton Bender will play "against" each other. Per Loh, Falk will play for the Gray team with Bender on Crimson, while redshirt freshman Tyler Hilinski is expected to play for both.
Kyrin Priester and Gabe Marks will be a pair of targets for Falk, and Gerard Wicks will take the handoffs for team Gray. Bender will get the luxury of throwing to River Cracraft, and Tavares Martin Jr., while Jamal Morrow joins him in the backfield. The offensive line will play for both teams, as will ballyhooed running back James Williams.
Defensively, the Crimson squad features Marcellus Pippins, Logan Tago, Robert Barber and Jalen Thompson in their ranks. Thompson should be a particularly interesting player to watch as the early enrollee has turned a lot of heads at safety this spring. The Gray team will have household names Shalom Luani, Darrien Molton, Peyton Pelluer, and Hercules Mata'afa trying to slow down the potent Cougar offense.
The practice Thursday was short, and players were only in pads and shells. Mike Leach took questions after practice and talked about how the teams are split up, why he holds one more practice after the spring game and the status of backup quarterback battle. I've embedded the clip below.
The spring game will be played Saturday, at Joe Albi Stadium in Spokane at 1 p.m. If you plan on attending, hang out with some of my colleagues! If not, the game will be broadcast on Pac-12 Network.
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Video: Luke Falk after practice | The Spokesman-Review
Quarterback Luke Falk previews the WSU spring game.
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