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Canes Prepare For Their First Scrimmage

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From the starters to the practice team, everyone will be getting some time to shine.

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With one week of fall camp behind us, the Hurricanes will be preparing for its first scrimmage Saturday night at Hard Rock Stadium. The scheduled mini-game is planned to be one of three leading up to Miami’s season debut against LSU, which seems to have the players go through the weekly routines and procedures in preparation for actual games during the 2018 season.

According to the Palm Beach Post, Hurricanes head coach Mark Richt promised to make the scrimmage as close to a game like as possible. This includes gameday warmups, a pregame meal, and even an evening scheduled time similar to games that will take place under the lights. Richt tells the publication following the team’s Thursday practice “[it’s] just [to]see who is close enough to say he’s either on the plane or he’s going to play or he’s a starter.

The scrimmage are structured to have the first-string unit competing against the second string, with the third facing each other according to the initial post. However, what’s most important is that these three scrimmages will be an opportunity for true freshmen to get their shine before the game against LSU at in Arlington, Texas during the Advocare Classic on September 2nd. With veterans like Michael Pinckney and Michael Irvin II already being reported to have injuries, the younger players that make their reps count during these Saturday meetings may end up in the season opener.