College Football Spring Game Schedules

The calendar has turned to April. The days are longer. The weather is better. College football teams are back on the field and spring games are here. This weekend brings the first big slate of games. Some teams are looking forward to getting players back on the field after an injury-shortened 2018 season, others are looking for clarity in position battles, but for all, it’s the first big recruiting weekend of the year.

These glorified college football scrimmages will whet the appetite of most casual fans, but for the Devy Watch team, it means we start working on 2019 Devy Watch Volume 2. If you ordered the 2019 edition of Devy Watch, you’ll get Volume 2 when it releases at the end of May. If you haven’t ordered yet, it’s not too late. You can grab your copy right here.

The marquee event this weekend is defending National Champion Clemson’s spring game. They’ll get underway Saturday at 2:30 PM Eastern on ESPN. We know there won’t be a quarterback battle this season. That position is safe with Trevor Lawrence. The Tigers’ front seven will look a lot different this year and should begin to sort itself out tomorrow against an offense full of stars.

The position to watch on offense is the slot. Hunter Renfrow is gone and Amari Rodgers tore his ACL earlier this spring. Fortunately for Clemson, they never have a shortage of wide receivers. It appears that Rodgers’ replacement on the inside will come from a group that includes TJ Chase, Cornell Powell, and Diondre Overton. Overton might have the inside track for the job, but we likely won’t see him tomorrow due to a minor injury.

Tee Higgins and Justyn Ross have the outside receiver spots locked down, but in true Wide Receiver U fashion, Clemson has two freshmen that are ready to contribute immediately. Joe Ngata and Frank Ladson have been the recipients of high praise since arriving on campus in January. Back in March, Dabo Swinney said that Ngata and Ladson “are as ready as anybody we’ve ever had come in here.”  We’ll get our first glimpse of the two freshmen receivers tomorrow.

Clemson football isn’t the only football tomorrow. Here’s a schedule for tomorrow and the rest of this spring.

Saturday, April 6

Boston College
NC State
Clemson
Florida State
Tulsa
Purdue
TCU
North Texas
UAB
UNLV
Boise State
USC
South Carolina
LSU
Arkansas
Ole Miss
Coastal Carolina

Friday, April 12

Houston
Memphis
Indiana
FIU
Buffalo
Toledo
Kentucky

Saturday, April 13

Miami
Pitt
Syracuse
Virginia Tech
North Carolina
East Carolina
SMU
Tulane
Temple
USF
UCF
Cincinnati
Minnesota
Ohio State
Wisconsin
Illinois
Michigan State
Nebraska
Penn State
Rutgers
Michigan
Baylor
West Virginia
Texas Tech
Kansas State
Oklahoma
Texas
Kansas
Rice
Louisiana Tech
FAU
MTSU
UTEP
Old Dominion
WKU
Charlotte
Southern Miss
Notre Dame
Ball State
Kent State
Akron
Ohio
Eastern Michigan
Central Michigan
Fresno State
Utah State
San Jose State
Utah
Stanford
Arizona
Florida
Alabama
Mississippi State
Texas A&M
Auburn
Missouri
Tennessee
South Alabama
ULM
Georgia State
Louisiana

Saturday, April 20

Oklahoma State
UTSA
UMASS
Bowling Green
Northern Illinois
Oregon State
UCLA
Washington State
Oregon
Georgia
Troy

Friday, April 26

Georgia Tech

Saturday, April 27

Virginia
Maryland
Marshall
Nevada
Colorado
Washington

Cover image credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

bmcdaniel

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