Syracuse’s Shafer in no hurry to name QB



FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — Halfway through preseason practice, rookie Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer is biding his time in naming his starting quarterback.

With the season opener just over two weeks away, it’s still a contest between Oklahoma transfer Drew Allen and junior Terrel Hunt. Shafer says he’ll have a decision before the Orange meet Penn State at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Aug. 31.

The team just completed a week of practice at Fort Drum in northern New York. It’s the second straight year the Orange have gone to the Army base because it gives the players a chance to focus on nothing but football and the team.

The Army also helped with several team-building exercises, from a blind obstacle course to mazes, even a few rounds of paintball.