The Ute football team ends spring drills today with a 2 p.m. Red-White intrasquad scrimmage at Rice Stadium. Admission is free.

Fans expecting to see the stars come out shouldn't hold their breath. Though All-America quarterback candidate Scott Mitchell will be around, he won't be taking any chances. Fassel said this year's spring game will be a low key affair and returning starters will see limited action. "This is a time for our young players to get a chance to show what they can do," he said.Fassel said he has been pleased this spring with progress in several areas. One of the main concerns was replacing Eric Jacobsen and Greg Smith at the safety positions. "Our safeties played very well. Bob Bonifacio, Mike Edwards, Tyger Williams and Emanuel Powell have all done an excellent job," said Fassel.

Fassel also noted that the defense played well over the month-long drills.

Considerable attention was given to backup quarterbacks Mike Richmond, Andy Emch and Paul Barton, and Fassel said he saw improvement in all three backups.