---Spring practice comes to close Saturday at UB with the annual Blue and White game and for the first time in
recent memory, the team will be divided for a full scrimmage.
In the past, largely because of a lack of depth, the format was offense vs. defense with a complex scoring system. But the balance in the recruiting classes under fourth-year coach Jeff Quinn have afforded the Bulls an opportunity to split the team evenly.
"I know the kids are really excited about it because it's more realistic in terms of game-like situations," Quinn said Friday. "This is the right way to do it. If I could have done in the previous years I would have, but our recruited hadn't caught up with the balance over the last couple of years."
There won't be live special teams play when the game begins at 2 p.m. at UB Stadium. The Bulls are a bit thin at the line on both sides of the ball, but that will allow some underclassmen to play more snaps.
"We have to play smart, we're a football team that's competed in 14 practices and done an outstanding job understanding the tempo and understand how to protect one another but still play full speed," Quinn said.