Washington State Football 2013: What To Look For in Spring Game


November 3, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Washington State Cougars head coach Mike Leach prior to a game against the Utah Utes at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

All of you are probably well aware of what is happening next weekend in Spokane. If not, It is the annual Spring Game and there is a lot of stuff we should be looking out for. Last year, there was definite hype over the Spring game all due to the arrival of Mike Leach and how the offense was going to look.

As it may not be as hyped as last season, it’ll interesting to see how the QB battle is going, progress of the offensive line, if the secondary is improved, and oh let’s not forget Robert Lewis’s speed. All of those are things I’m going to be looking out for. It is definitely too early to be predicting bowl games or records of that nature and there is no need to be worried just yet as it’s the Spring and not Fall and they will continue to progress until then.

If some of you haven’t been paying attention to the Spring practices there has been a little separation at the QB position as of late. Both QB’s have been inconsistent at times, but Connor Halliday looks to be the stronger QB at the moment. A good sign of this is he’s truly stepping up as a leader, which this team desperately needs because last year this team had basically no true leaders according to Eric Morris.

Injuries have definitely been a concern for this team. Key guys on this team are out and it’s hard to say If it’s serious or not.

As Spring Ball hasn’t been too great because of injuries, there have been some very impressive players as of late. Those guys are Gabe Marks, Rahmel Dockery, Darryl Monroe. No shocker, Marks is just a complete beast on the field and is destroying our secondary. That is very good to see that he’s still the same dominant wide receiver, but I wouldn’t be making too many claims about his stats next season because our secondary is extremely poor.

2013 Spring Game:

Saturday – 2pm At Joe Albi Stadium in Spokane.