Syracuse's Scott Shafer in no hurry to name starting QB; it's between Allen and Hunt

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.