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Football Gears Up for Preseason Scrimmage

HOUSTON -- With a preseason Red-White scrimmage scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Saturday (August 19), the University of Houston football team worked in shorts and shoulder pads on Friday.

Saturday's controlled scrimmage, featuring a set number of offensive, defensive, special teams and situation plays, will be open and free to the public. Houston head coach Dana Dimel said the scrimmage is a chance to polish some areas while giving younger players a fresh look under game conditions. Where many teams in a preseason scrimmage might pull the starters in favor of second-string players early, Dimel said Cougar fans will be able to see a lot of the first string Saturday.

"All but maybe two of the starting spots are filled at this point, the main thing we've wanted to do this week is get the No.1's looking really sharp and crisp," Dimel explained. "If you're sharp in your assignments in practice and in a scrimmage, it will carry over to games. We had a scrimmage Wednesday (August 16) and we were kind of flat because we worked hard without any breaks. Today we went easy because we wanted to stress staying sharp every time you step on the field. It was a positive step and tomorrow will be another.

"We'll have the one's playing quite a bit in the scrimmage and the kicking will be live," he added. "Later will have some first team vs. second team. It's important everyone gets some action because we'll play deep in the personnel in a game. Getting sharp is important because we have so many tough games right away."

Houston will plays its season-opener against crosstown rival Rice on September 2.

 

 

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