April 18, 2014
Spring Game Central
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The Rams completed their final Spring Football practice on Friday afternoon, and Saturday's Green and Gold Spring Game will mark the end of Head Coach Jim McElwain's third spring in Fort Collins.
"I'm pleased," McElwain said about the 2014 spring season. "I still think we can get better in the secondary. I'm really happy with where we are at with wideouts. I think we've got really competivie guys for our schedule, and I feel like that position should be a real positive for us."
McElwain said the format of this year's spring game will be slightly different because of the depth at safety and linebacker.
"We have enough to split the teams but we'd have about 11 guys in two colored jerseys," McElwain said. "So we've decided to use the scoring system we used at Michigan State and Louisville."
It will be a scrimmage featuring "goods vs. goods." The offense will receive points for a first down (1 point), touchdown (6 points) and field goal (3 points). Defensively, they will get points for a three and out (3 points), defensive stop (1 point), turnover (6 points) and fourth down stop (2 points).
"I'm looking forward to getting people out there and enjoying a beautiful day," McElwain said. "I think it kicks off with some pancakes. We're going to hold some guys in the scrimmage. Aaron Davis won't go, Cory (James), Kivon (Cartwright) obviously. We made a decision we'd go in and get an oil change on his (Cartwright's) ankle, so he could be ready for summer conditioning. Max (Morgan) won't play and the normal guys that've been out, like Sambo (Ty Sambrailo)."
Tomorrow's festivities begin at 9 a.m. with a pancake breakfast on the west concourse. At 10 a.m. there will be an egg hunt for younger Rams fan in Ram Town and the Green and Gold Spring Game will kick off at 11 a.m. After the game coaches and players will be available on the field for autographs.
Spring Camp Notebook
What's On the Line: "I love the fact that the team that doesn't come up on the winning end has to eat beanies and weenies off of paper plates," McElwain said earlier this week. "The other guys are getting white table cloths, getting served a meal; I don't think it gets any better than that."
Get To Know: Throughout the spring, CSURams.com is presenting a series of "Get to Know" videos featuring CSU players. The final episode features defensive back DeAndre Elliott.
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