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Good morning Coug fans. It’s Mom’s Weekend in Pullman, and that means there might be a small crowd at today’s scrimmage.

I recall being a student covering a spring scrimmage once during Mom’s Weekend. There were maybe 400 people in the stands watching, which was a good crowd for a mid-spring scrimmage.

One of the Lesuma brothers—I can’t remember if it was Vaughn or Reed—mentioned after the scrimmage that it was the biggest crowd he’d ever played in front of. They played high school football in Fiji and were both junior college transfers. I don’t imagine high school football was a must-see in Fiji, and I hate to imagine what his crowds were like in the JC games.

Anyway, the Cougs hit the Martin Stadium turf today for the first scrimmage of the spring. The scrimmage is supposed to start at 11 a.m. with the team taking the field at 10 a.m.

Spring football in general isn’t the best time to judge how good or bad the team will be in the fall, but it’s still a good opportunity for guys to get reps and fans to get their football fix.

So, with that in mind, who should observers be watching? The answer: The same guys we mentioned after signing day.

For instance, Max Borghi has shined at times:

Cammon Cooper has received some praise form Mike Leach, and I’m interested to hear how he performs. Remember: He should be preparing for prom right now.

Again, drawing conclusions from spring practices is a fool’s game. There are guys who may play important roles that aren’t even practicing yet, and please remember Gardner Minshew has not yet arrived on campus. He’ll factor in the QB competition.

But it’s football and it’s still fun to watch. And if you do head to today’s scrimmage, bring your rain gear.

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