April 10, 2013
LOGAN, Utah - With just over a week left in spring drills, Utah State football will hold its final scrimmage prior to its annual spring game on Merlin Olsen Field at Romney Stadium on Thursday, April 11 at approximately 3:20 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, USU will move into the Stan Laub Indoor Football Complex and hold a normal practice.
All USU spring football practices are open to the public.
First-year head coach Matt Wells will run his team through a roughly 100-play scrimmage and wants to see continued improvement on both sides of the ball in execution and leadership.
"It should be one good last major scrimmage before the spring game that will highlight situations," said Wells. "There are individual battles that are still being decided on both sides of the ball. Offensivley, we're looking for continued rhythm and execution, showing that they can convert in certain situations. Defensively, how will they react to certain situations that they didn't do so well in the last scrimmage? They've been playing well in the red zone and they continue to do that. We also want to continue to develop the leadership on both sides."
During the scrimmage, both the No. 1 and No. 2 offenses will get the ball at its own 30 and 40-yard line with a six-play minimum scenario against the No. 1 and No. 2 defenses. USU will also run both groups through a pair of red zone periods from the 12 and 25-yard line, along with a pair of two-minute drills. The No. 3 offense and defense will also get 16-18 plays of live action during the scrimmage, while the special teams will work on punting and kickoff returns.
Utah State will practice on Monday and Wednesday next week from 6:15 to 8:15 a.m., before concluding spring drills on Saturday, April 20 at 2 p.m. with its annual Blue vs. White Spring Game, presented by Orbit Irrigation Products. Admission to the spring game is free.
All practices are scheduled for Merlin Olsen Field at Romney Stadium unless inclement weather pushes them to the Stan Laub Indoor Football Complex. All practice times and locations are subject to change.
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Utah State Football 2013 Spring Practice Dates Thur., April 11 - 3:15 - 5:15 p.m. - Scrimmage
Mon., April 15 - 6:15 - 8:15 a.m. Wed., April 17 - 6:15 - 8:15 a.m. - No Pads Saturday, April 20 -2 p.m. - Blue vs. White Spring Game
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