PULLMAN – Gage Gubrud will don the blue practice jersey at Washington State for the first time on March 21, and fans wanting to keep track of the the Cougars’ impending quarterback competition will have 15 opportunities to do so throughout spring camp.
WSU released its full spring practice schedule Tuesday and officially announced a date and time for the Crimson and Gray game, which is making its way back to Pullman after spending the last eight years at Albi Stadium in Spokane.
The spring scrimmage will be held at 1 p.m. on April 20 at Martin Stadium. Those who can’t watch in person will be able to view the game on the Pac-12 Networks.
Cougar Athletics and WSU Student Affairs have partnered to center the Crimson and Gray Game around mental health awareness and suicide prevention, the school announced last June, and will dub it “Gameday for Mental Health.”
The Cougars will hold 13 spring practices at Rogers Field and Martin Stadium before the spring game, then one more after – as has been customary under coach Mike Leach, entering his eighth season at WSU.
WSU’s QB race again figures to be the top storyline heading into spring practices. Gubrud, the Eastern Washington grad transfer who signed a letter of intent with the Cougars over the weekend, will likely compete for the job with redshirt seniors Trey Tinsley and Anthony Gordon.
Fans will also get their first real glimpse of presumed starting nose tackle Lamonte McDougle, a former Freshman All-American at West Virginia who had to redshirt last season because of NCAA transfer rules and primarily practiced with WSU’s scout team.
Gubrud is one of nine newcomers already enrolled at WSU and eligible to compete this spring. The others include quarterback Gunner Cruz, wide receiver Billy Pospisil, linebacker Rocky Katoanga and defensive backs Gatlin Grisso, Daniel Isom, Derrick Langford, Bryce Beekman and Shahman Moore.
A few practice times still haven’t been determined, but these are the official spring football dates: March 21 (3:30 p.m.), March 23 (TBA), March 26 (3:30 p.m.), March 28 (3:30 p.m.), March 30 (TBA), April 2 (3:30 p.m.), April 4 (3:30 p.m.), April 6 (TBA), April 9 (3:30 p.m.), April 11 (3:30 p.m.), April 13 (TBA), April 16 (3:30 p.m.), April 18 (3:30 p.m.), April 20 (1 p.m.), April 23 (3:30 p.m.).
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