CMU Football Preps for Spring Game

MT. PLEASANT – Over the course of the past month, the Central Michigan football program has been conducting spring practices and trying to build off its third straight bowl game appearance.

All of that culminates in this weekend’s annual spring game, where the Chippewas will meet in an intrasquad scrimmage.

The biggest change for CMU will come on the offensive side of the ball, where the Chippewas must replace four-year starting quarterback Cooper Rush and usher in a new offense under recently-hired offensive coordinator Chris Ostrowsky.

"It’s another practice,” coach John Bonamego said. “Honestly, with what we do with the spring game if I had my druthers, I’d probably just have an additional practice. It’s more of a dress rehearsal, per se. It’s kind of open to everybody, and it gives everybody a glimpse of what we’re going to do, but… by the time you get to stage, you’re more concerned about being crisp, and really getting everybody off the field, and into the next phase healthy."

Open to the public, Saturday’s spring game at Kelly/Shorts Stadium is set for 1 p.m.