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Saturday, August 10, 2013
Virginia Tech's open football scrimmage Saturday night will be reserved for younger players hoping to make an impression.
The Hokies will have a regular practice at Lane Stadium starting at 7 p.m. that is open to the public. They'll scrimmage near the end and run about 30 plays, although first-teamers will step aside for youngsters trying to play this year.
Frank Beamer's website tweeted Friday that six true freshmen are making a push for playing time.
It didn't specify who, although that group is likely to include cornerbacks Kendall Fuller and Brandon Facyson, left tackle Jonathan McLaughlin, defensive tackle Woody Baron and receiver Carlis Parker, who recently was moved up to the second team. Receiver Deon Newsome and fullback Jerome Wright could also be candidates.
The Hokies also announced that redshirt freshman running back Chris Mangus began working at receiver Friday night. Joel Caleb, a receiver who began taking reps at running back this week, is expected to stick at that position.
Saturday is the first of two open scrimmages in the preseason. The second is Aug. 17 at 7 p.m., also at Lane Stadium.
Fans should enter gates 4 and 5 and can sit in the West stands only. No pass is needed for parking in the lots, but cars must be parked in legal spots.
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