The annual spring football game gives fans and coaches alike an early opportunity to see what it has from a personnel perspective in a way-too-early fall camp preview.
This year specifically, there will be intrigue surrounding the QB challengers to replace Mason Rudolph; however with neither Dru Brown nor Spencer Sanders set to arrive on campus until the summer, this year’s scrimmage may not be all too illuminating in that regard (depending on your thoughts on CornDog and Wudtee).
Regardless, there will be no shortage of storylines. The majority of the attention this year may center around OSU’s new defensive coordinator Jim Knowles, an import from Duke who enjoyed success both on the field and in the recruiting rankings. With his new scheme set to unfold in real time this spring, OSU fans will get an early look as to what to expect from the sharp defensive mind and how his system fits with the current roster.
Or maybe not — I’d be surprised to see Knowles rushing Bundage off the edge to light up the QB’s. But in any case, his new scheme — how he positions his cornerbacks, what fronts his defensive line shows, etc. — will be worth watching.
Meanwhile, redshirt junior Taylor Cornelius and redshirt freshman Keondre Wudtee will headline the spring QB competition. And even more intriguing: Chuba Hubbard, the Canadian speedster who has drawn rave reviews in a redshirt season, will be on full display for onlookers to see.
Color me interested!
Here’s details on this year’s game announced by OSU on Tuesday.
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Boone Pickens Stadium