Good morning Coug fans. For the first time since Dec. 28, your Washington State Cougars will play a football game. A meaningless one, of course, but a football game nonetheless. Against each other, too. And with odd rules. Some players might switch teams during the game. And field goal attempts won’t have a defense.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy it! The game is back in Pullman for the first time in a long time, and the proceeds from the game go to the ASWSU Coug Health Fund. It’s a great cause.
While the Spring Game isn’t a place to get deep insight into the team’s chances this fall, it’s still a great way to see some new players and spend some time in God’s country.
Here’s who I’m looking at today, in no particular order:
Position change alert! Spring is a great time to experiment with these kinds of things, so I’m interested in how Thomas fares at the nickel position.
Position change alert x2! Woods is a big body who recently moved to the inside receiver position. Could he fit the mold of a hybrid tight end? We’ll see!
Position change alert x3! Dubots moved from linebacker to running back, a position that is suddenly quite slim. Max Borghi will be RB1, but the Cougs will have to rely on some newcomers this fall. Dubots has good reviews so far, but don’t expect him to become Borghi’s clone right away.
McDougle sat out last year after transferring from West Virginia. After a year on the scout team, all indications are he’s ready to knock some bodies in live game action. After stressing about the defensive line the last two years, it’s nice to have McDougle on the roster.
The entire offensive line
The o-line was terrific last year, but without Andre Dillard, who’s about to become a very wealthy man, I’m interested in whether there’s much of a drop-off.
Who will you have your eye on today?
As you know, Mike Leach mixes and matches the rosters for the Spring Game. You can find this year’s rosters in the game notes.
How to watch today’s Crimson and Gray game
Thanks to CougFan for pointing this out: The Pac-12 Network will only show the first hour of today’s game. If you want to watch the entire thing, you’ll have to find the Pac-12 Washington channel. You can also watch it online through your cable provider. Good luck!
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