Kansas Football Spring Game Format Announced

April 18, 2012

041812aaa_193_7696716.jpegLAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas head football coach Charlie Weis has released the format for the 2012 KU Spring Game scheduled for Saturday, April 28. The Jayhawks will kick off at 1 p.m., inside Memorial Stadium and will use a live-game format. Admission to the game is free.

The following outlines the logistics of the game:

During pregame warm-ups, all defensive players will be in white jerseys and offensive players will be in blue jerseys, while quarterbacks will wear red jerseys. After warm-ups, offensive and defensive players will then change into their respective blue or white jerseys.

Game rosters will list players for a blue team and a white team.

Coaches for the blue team will be Rob Ianello (wide receivers), Jeff Blasko (tight ends), Charlie Weis, Jr. (student manager-offensive assistant), Dave Campo (defensive coordinator/defensive backs) and DeMontie Cross(linebackers).

Coaches for the white team will be Ron Powlus (quarterbacks), Reggie Mitchell (running backs), Tim Grunhard (offensive line), Clint Bowen (defensive backs), Maurice Crum (defensive graduate assistant), Matthew Middleton (quality control-offense) and Kyle Brey(quality control-offense).

Due to depth at defensive line, all defensive linemen will be dressed in alternate colored jerseys and will be rotated for both teams by Buddy Wyatt (defensive line) and Rod Jones(defensive graduate assistant).

Specialists will also wear an alternate color.

There will be no kickoff/kickoff returns. For possessions to start the half or after scores, the ball will be placed at the 30 yard line.

Punts/punt returns will end when the returner fair catches the ball, picks up a rolling ball or when a defensive player downs the ball. Normal rules will apply for touchbacks.

A coin toss will decide who gets the ball to start the game.

There will be four 15 minute quarters (running time). The clock will only stop for timeouts or injuries with the exception of the last two minutes of each half, in which normal game clock rules will be followed. (Officials may stop the clock at their discretion.)

MVP’s will be announced after the game and the Jayhawks will join the band for the Alma Mater immediately following the game.