New information about the Michigan State football Spring Showcase released

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Michigan State football's first Spring Showcase under head coach Jonathan Smith is days away, and the excitement to finally see the product on the field for the first time under Smith is at an all-time high.

Some information about the Spring Showcase was released about a week ago, however on Tuesday Smith cleared the air regarding the one question all MSU fans are asking: Will there be a scrimmage during the event?

Over the past few years, the Spartans have not held a traditional game like other programs around the country. While that still won't happen this season, we still will get to see some live action during the event on Saturday.

Updated Spring Showcase inforamtion

After Michigan State's practice on Tuesday, Jonathan Smith confirmed that there will be some live scrimmaging taking place during the Spring Showcase. According to Matt Wenzel with MLive, it will include "about four 10-minute quarters with a running clock."

Jim Comparoni with On3 also added that MSU's "spring scrimmage will be a practice and not a competitive scoreboard game." He continued, "Michigan State doesn't quite have enough depth at offensive line to field two competitive spring teams."

So while we may not be getting a full game-like scrimmage, we still will get to see the new-look Michigan State football team live in game-like scenarios. I'm assuming this will also include the public's first look at star quarterback Aidan Chiles under center as well.

I don't know about you, but I still think it's extremely fun wathing the team go through drills as well. This is when we can actually see what the coaching staff is teaching the players, which provides a whole new perspective on the team and more importantly what matters to the new coaching staff.

The Spartans' Spring Showcase begins this Saturday, April 20, at 2 p.m. ET and will air on Big Ten Network on a delay at 4 p.m.