Annual Purple/Gold Spring Scrimmage is Saturday at 1 p.m.

Annual Purple/Gold Spring Scrimmage is Saturday at 1 p.m.

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Tech football team has about two weeks remaining in its 2013 spring drills, and will host the annual Purple/Gold Spring Scrimmage on Saturday at 1 p.m. Fans are invited to watch. Admission is free.

The scrimmage format will give coach Watson Brown's coaching staff a chance to look at a large number of players who are hoping to emerge into larger roles for the 2013 season.

"Spring drills are the most important time of the year for a team on the field," Brown said. "This is when we find players, and we've had a really good opportunity to look at a lot of players during the past couple weeks."

The spring sessions have also given the coaching staff a chance to take a closer look at a bevy of players who were on the team last fall but sitting out as redhsirts.

Saturday's scrimmage will also be available for viewing on the OVC Digital Network as the Golden Eagle Sports Network produces a live web stream of the action.

The Purple/Gold Scrimmage is part of a busy weekend for the Golden Eagle football team. On Sunday, the squad will gather for its annual Awards Dinner. The public is also invited to attend the Sunday dinner. Call (931) 372-3930 for information or reservations.