Utah State football ready for first Spring scrimmage Friday

LOGAN, Utah – After six practices, Utah State football will hold its first scrimmage of the spring on Merlin Olsen Field at Romney Stadium on Friday, March 27 at approximately 3:15 p.m.

The scrimmage, which will conclude Utah State’s second week of spring drills, is open to the public.

Third-year head coach Matt Wells will run his team through a roughly 100-play scrimmage and is looking forward to watching his players compete in a live scrimmage.

“There is a lot of competition on the field right now and we want to see everyone perform at a high level,” said Wells. “I also want the guys that are returning starters to go out and play like it and treat this just like it’s game number one, which it is for the spring. And then the guys that are put into situations for the first time, because of inexperience and youth, I want to see them play fast and see them play hard.”

The Aggies will be put in six different situations during the scrimmage: coming out from the offense’s own 1-yard line; beginning at the offense’s own 30-yard line; a period starting at the offense’s 40; two red-zone periods, beginning at the defense’s 12-yard line and 25-yard line; and a two-minute period. The No. 1 offense is scheduled to compete versus the No. 1 defense throughout the scrimmage with the No. 2 units facing off versus one another.

Utah State will continue its spring schedule next week, practicing on Tuesday and Thursday from 6-8 a.m., followed by its second scrimmage of the spring on Friday, April 3 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

All practices are open to the public, with morning practices scheduled for the Stan Laub Indoor Football Complex. Afternoon practices are scheduled for Merlin Olsen Field at Romney Stadium. All practice times and locations are subject to change.

During the four-week period, the Aggies will participate in 15 spring practice sessions, including their annual Blue vs. White Spring Game on Saturday, April 11 on Merlin Olsen Field at Romney Stadium at 2 p.m. USU will then hold its final practice of the spring on Monday, April 13 from 3:45-5:45 p.m. All practice days, times and locations are subject to change.

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2015 Utah State Football Spring Practice Dates

Fri., March 27 – 3:20 – 5:20 p.m. – Scrimmage

Tues., March 31 – 6:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Thur., April 2 – 6:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Fri., April 3 – 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. – Scrimmage

Mon., April 6 – 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Tues., April 7 – 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Thur., April 9 – 6:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Saturday, April 11 – 2:00 p.m. – Blue vs. White Spring Game

Mon., April 13 – 3:45 – 5:45 p.m.

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