UNT scrimmage primer


UNT will hold its second scrimmage of fall practice later this morning.

The workout is officially closed to members of the media and fans.

Dan McCarney and players are supposed to be available after the workout to let us know what their impressions are of what took place.

The big question heading into today’s scrimmage is how the quarterback race will continue to progress. We wrote about where things stand in today’s paper.

That battle between Andrew McNulty and Josh Greer heads our list of the three key items on the agenda for UNT today.

1. The QB battle

McCarney said that UNT will begin making some decisions when it comes to who will start after today’s scrimmage. My gut feeling is that UNT knows who will start at quarterback and a lot of other spots being talked about (offensive line, defensive line), but does not want to make anything official to make sure everyone involved keeps working hard. Can McNulty or Greer pull away today and lead McCarney to make an announcement? I doubt it, but there is always that possibility.

2. Are the playmakers emerging?

UNT knows that wide receiver Carlos Harris will be a big part of its plans offensively this year, but who else will be involved in the attack in a major way? Offensive coordinator Mike Canales believes tight end Marcus Smith will be a key player this season. Will he continue to emerge today?

3. How is the search for Zach Orr’s replacement going?

UNT lost one of its all-time greats in Zach Orr and is looking to Fred Scott and Anthony Wallace to step in. Scott has been the odds-on favorite to start, but Wallace has been coming on recently.

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