The Penn State Nittany Lions will wrap up spring practice with the annual Blue-White game on April 20. The game really serves a dual purpose. It's a chance for the coaching staff to see how new players respond in a game situation. It's also an early look at what fans can expect to see come fall.
This year's game is interesting because though there's a lot of experience returning, there are also some huge holes at key positions left by graduated seniors. This will be the first opportunity for the new starters to show they belong.
As scholarship restrictions continue to exist, it's going to be important that the coaches pay attention to the guys currently on the roster and try to find the next hidden gem.
Spring practice, and particularly the spring game, is the first chance to see where the team is strong and which areas will need worked on before the start of the season.
The following slides highlight four things to watch for during the Penn State spring game.