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It's going to be Kirby

The Miami Herald has learned from a source close to the university, that Kirby Freeman will be the starting quarterback for the opener against Marshall on Saturday in the Orange Bowl.

Fifth-year senior Kyle Wright was told that Freeman was the starter this morning. Wright missed the last four games of 2006 while recooperating from thumb surgery. Freeman, who started those last four games of 2006, by all accounts had a better preseason than Wright. Wright was hindered by an injured left knee and missed the final preseason scrimmage.

Freeman's 2006 statistics: 59 completions in 108 attempts for 872 yards and 7 touchdowns. He threw 8 interceptions. He also ran for 1 touchdown.

Check back with Miami Herald.com around 11:30 this morning for the official announcement.

Also, don't forget to leave questions tonight for our live Q&A session right here at Eye on The U around 8 p.m. Northwestern High QB and UM commitment Jacory Harris will be on live at 8:30 p.m. to field questions as our special guest of the week.