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KU football coach Charlie Weis releases plan for April 28 spring game

Kansas head coach Charlie Weis watches over practice from across the field on Tuesday, April 10, 2012.

Kansas head coach Charlie Weis watches over practice from across the field on Tuesday, April 10, 2012.

April 18, 2012, 11:51 a.m. Updated April 19, 2012, 12:17 a.m.

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Kansas University head football coach Charlie Weis on Wednesday released the format for the 2012 KU Spring Game scheduled for Saturday, April 28.

The Jayhawks will kick off at 1 p.m., at Memorial Stadium and will use a live-game format.

Admission to the game is free.

The following outlines the details 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 a lack of 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 also will 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.

No news for McCay

KU received no word from the NCAA on Wednesday regarding the eligibility status of wide receiver Justin McCay. McCay, a transfer from Oklahoma, is waiting to hear if his hardship waiver will be approved.

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