UM Holding Open Scrimmage Saturday at 10 am

Fans will get a chance to watch the Hurricanes in action during an open scrimmage on Saturday at 10 a.m. There will be extra attention on quarterbacks Kyle Wright and Kirby Freeman as they battle for the No. 1 spot.

The scrimmage will be held at the Greentree Practice Fields.

Shannon did not specify how many plays will be called or exactly what will be happening. They will run a full-speed two-minute drill.

Shannon said he did not know who would get the first snap at quarterback during the scrimmage's first play.

When asked what he expected to see from his team, Shannon responded:

"I don't even know. You never know what you are going to see when you do scrimmage work."

When asked how much of the offense the fans are going to expect to see, he responded:

"I don't even know. Everyone runs the same offense. Everyone thinks you are running this and that, but a zone is a zone, a power is a power, a quarterback keeper is a quarterback keeper, throwing a fade route is throwing a fade route, and throwing a screen is throwing a screen. It is just what formation you do them out of."

Asked if he expected a big crowd, Shannon said: "I don't know. You got what you got and you just deal with it. Whoever comes they will have a great time. If nobody comes then we'll have a great time."

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