Washington State will (nearly) wrap up its 2016 spring practice schedule with today's Crimson and Gray Game, starting at 1 p.m. at Joe Albi Stadium in Spokane.
The game will be broadcast by Pac-12 Networks, which means you can find it on your local cable provider (if you don't have DirecTV) or stream it online at Pac-12.com or through the Pac-12 Now app on your phone or tablet if you have access to the channel through your provider.
Given that the vast majority of a nine-win team returns -- including Luke Falk, the Cougs' first team all-Pac-12 QB -- there's not a lot of positional drama playing out today. Still, you will get a chance to get a look at some of the new faces in a few spots.
The offensive line. Alex Grinch indicated to The Spokesman-Review that the defense will be much more vanilla than normal today -- no shifting, no blitzing -- which means that the offensive line's job will be relatively straight forward today. The retooled left side of the line, featuring Andre Dillard at tackle and Cody O'Connell at guard, will play together for both teams, and we'll get to see how well they handle simply blocking.
The quarterbacks. It was at this game two years ago that it became pretty apparent that a walk-on named Luke Falk had passed heralded four-star recruit Tyler Bruggman, and it was at this game last year that it was clear the "competition" for the starting QB job between Peyton Bender and Luke Falk wasn't much of a competition at all. From reading practice reports, it sounds as if last season's third stringer Tyler Hilinski hasn't closed the gap on Bender as much as we thought he might, and it's going to be interesting to watch them both throw the ball around.
James Williams. Is this the running back's coming out party?
And finally, here are the rosters for the two teams if you're having a hard time keeping them straight on your television.