Clemson Orange vs. White Spring Game: How to watch, prediction

Tiger Nation will get their last Clemson Football fix before the long summer on today at 1:00 PM.
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney during Spring football practice at the Poe Indoor Practice Facility
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney during Spring football practice at the Poe Indoor Practice Facility / Ken Ruinard / staff / USA TODAY NETWORK

The college football offseason feels like it lasts forever. Fortunately, we have the annual Spring Game to give us one more dose of Clemson Football before the long summer.

What: The Orange vs. White Spring Game

When: Saturday at 1:00 PM. Gates open at 11:30 AM.

Where: Clemson Memorial Stadium

How to watch: the game will be available for streaming with ACC Extra. It will be available through the ESPN app for those who have a service that provides the ACC Network. A repeat will be broadcast at a later time on ACC Network.

Forecast: Sunny with a high of 65 degrees. Gorgeous weather for a spring football exhibition, but don’t forget the sunscreen.

Coaches: Garrett Riley will be the head coach for the Orange and run the offense. Mickey Conn will call the Orange defense. Wes Goodwin will be the head coach for the White and run the defense. Kyle Richardson will call the White offense.

Prediction: Orange vs White

As I mentioned Thursday, most of the first-string offense is on the Orange, and most of the first-string defense is on the White, with a couple of exceptions. All things being equal, I would favor Clemson’s starting defense over their starting offense. Advantage: White.

Except….. two key defenders have been placed on the Orange: Barrett Carter and Avieon Terrell. This makes me feel like the Orange offense is on more of an even playing field with the White defense.

Looking at the other side, the White is awfully thin at receiver.

I was hoping that I would see some good things from Chris Vizzina on Saturday, but he is at a disadvantage here. He does have Josh Sapp, but if he plays well we should give him bonus credit because he isn’t exactly going to have a lot of pass catchers.

Since the Orange defense has a couple of playmakers that the White offense doesn’t possess (at least as far as we know), I will have to take the Orange this Saturday.

Orange 20, White 10