Oklahoma football: What should fans look for in spring game?

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PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Running back Rodney Anderson

It’s springtime in the Sooner Nation and across the Oklahoma plains, and that means it’s time to shake off the winter cobwebs and get back to the business of Oklahoma football.

Sooner fans will get their first live look at the 2018 Sooner football team on Saturday in the annual rite of passage known as the Red-White spring game, which this year will showcase two relatively evenly balanced squads — one wearing OU crimson jerseys and the other white, with a few others sporting blue — in a more traditional game format and a standard scoring system.

The 2018 edition of OU football will be without quarterback Baker Mayfield for the first time in three seasons, which sets up a competition for the starting role between redshirt junior Kyler Murray and sophomore Austin Kendall. Both players will get the chance to show what they can do when they take the QB reins for the two teams that will scrimmage against each other in the 2018 spring game.

Former OU All-Americans Adrian Peterson and Trent Williams will coach the two teams. Peterson will lead the White team and Williams will coach the Red Team.

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