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Posted on: September 15, 2010 2:26 pm
Edited on: September 15, 2010 2:29 pm

Randy Shannon defends Jacory Harris' OSU game

Posted by Chip Patterson

A lot of criticism fell on Miami's Jacory Harris following the 36-24 loss to Ohio State in Columbus on Saturday.  He has been called out for some bad decision making, forcing throws, and poor communication with his receivers.  The stat line does not help him out either, completing just 22 of 39 passes for 232 yards and throwing four interceptions.  All the interceptions seemed to come at the wrong time, as Ohio State pulled away in the second and third quarters by capitalizing on Miami mistakes.

But Hurricanes head coach Randy Shannon did not see the game the same way, and has been defending Harris all week.  It began in his postgame comments to the media.  

"Two of [the interceptions] the receivers ran the wrong route," Shannon said. "But, still, if the receiver runs the wrong route then throw the ball out of bounds."

Shannon continued his support of his starting quarterback WQAM 560's Hurricane Hotline on Tuesday night, taking a closer look at Harris' statistics.

Shannon said three of the interceptions were off ``tipped balls and routes not run the right way.''

Added Shannon: ``When you evaluate tape you always have to make sure everyone is on the same page. Looking at that, we had nine drops -- tight ends, running backs and receivers. And Jacory was [22] of 39, and if you add nine more catches which should have been catches, now he has [31] of 39, which would have been a tremendous day for him.''

Perhaps Shannon has been especially vocal this week to express support for his players with the announcement that players can no longer express themselves through the use of Twitter.  This is a devastating blow to those of us in the blogging community who have yearned to continue to get closer looks at interesting details such as Jacory Harris' call attire.

But Harris did not go away silently, the junior quarterback offered a four-tweet sign off before going dark in which a) thanked all the "true" fans, b) apologized for the OSU game, c) acknowledged the bandwagon fans, d) told those bandwagon fans not to come back.  His page no longer exists, but at least we have the permanent record here of our favorite Jacory tweet

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Posted on: September 14, 2010 7:22 pm

Miami football now a Tweet-free zone

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Last week we were able to take a glimpse into the unique fashion stylings of one Mr. Jacory Harris .  Harris' choice of Oakland Raiders overalls may not ever find a place in your closet, but as the quarterback said, "I'm me!"  Of course, those of us who don't live in Coral Gables only got the chance to witness Jacory being Jacory because he posted the picture on his Twitter page.

We'll no longer have that chance.

On Tuesday the University of Miami announced that they'll no longer be allowing their players to have Twitter accounts, and ironically enough, made the announcement on Twitter.   The Canes aren't the first school to take such an action as Chris Peterson 's Boise State Broncos aren't allowed to share their 140-character thoughts with the world either.

Which is a shame, really.

I don't quite get what the problem is with Twitter.  Why shouldn't these students be allowed to talk with other people via the internet?  The schools are worried about possible "distractions" that could be caused by the latest fad in social media, but really, if your starting quarterback tweets that he's out late the night before a game partying, what's the bigger problem?

The fact that he told people about it, or the fact he was out drinking the night before a game?

You're basically just shooting the messenger in this case.

Honestly, if I were a coach, i'd want my players to be using Twitter.  It'd serve as another vehicle for me to keep my eyes on them, and one that the NCAA hasn't gotten around to putting limitations on either.  Oh, and speaking of Twitter, you really should give us a follow .  Following us will not only keep you informed of all the latest in college football, but it'll also make you a better person.
Posted on: September 11, 2010 7:58 pm
Edited on: September 11, 2010 8:04 pm

OSU capitalizes on Miami mistakes in 36-24 win

Posted by Chip Patterson

It took three quarters of play, but Miami quarterback Jacory Harris finally found the end zone for the Hurricanes' first offensive touchdown.  Ohio State was able to turn four Harris interceptions into scores on the way to a 36-24 win.  

Ohio State's defense picked, rushed, and swarmed all over the field.  They made Harris force plays in his own territory, setting up Terrelle Pryor with short fields to to put points on the board.  Pryor finished the game with 233 yards in the air and 105 yards on the ground on a big day for Big Ten quarterbacks.  When Miami did get that first offensive touchdown in the fourth quarter, they were unable to stop Ohio State's offensive attack.  

Props to Miami's special teams for keeping it interesting, running back a kick in the first quarter and a punt in the second for touchdowns.  When Miami jumped out to a 10-3 lead, it looked as though this was going to be a close game.  But when the mistakes began, things unraveled quickly for Miami.  It was not just Jacory Harris though, Miami was penalized eight times for 59 yards and frequently were unable to bring down a scrambling Pryor with arm tackles.

All in all a pretty bad day for the ACC.  Between Florida State, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, and Miami, the conference could be looking at a winless Saturday out of conference, depending on how things go for Maryland, NC State, and Virginia later this evening.

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Posted on: September 11, 2010 5:35 pm

Kicks, picks in wild first half. OSU leads 26-17

Posted by Chip Patterson

The sky opened up in Columbus and it began raining down on Ohio State and Michigan Saturday afternoon.  The scores came in the form of kick returns, punt returns, and the traditional methods in the first half as Ohio State leads Miami 26-17 at the break.  Ohio State forced Miami quarterback Jacory Harris into three interceptions which were turned into Miami scores, but Miami's special teams has kept this game close.  Lamar Miller ran a kickoff back for a touchdown in the first quarter and Travis Benjamin ran a punt back in the second to count for Miami's only touchdowns.

Terrelle Pryor has picked up 177 yards through the air and added 46 on the ground so far for the Buckeyes, who have looked dominant throughout most of the first half.  If it weren't for the two big returns, Ohio State would be cruising at this point in the game.  But with the Hurricanes still two scores away, they need to figure out a way to neutralize Pryor if they want to have a hope in the second half.  

Posted on: September 9, 2010 11:04 am

Miami's Jacory Harris has style. Well, "a style"

Posted by Chip Patterson

Miami's Jacory Harris has a certain style and flare on the football field leading Miami's offense.  In Hurricane terms, he has helped bring "swagger" back to the U.  He has a big arm, the legs to move around the pocket and extend a play but this weekend he will face one of his toughest challenges yet: the Ohio State defense.  But first, he has to finish classes for the week.  

Harris' swagger clearly doesn't stop after the football field.  When it came time to suit up for class on Thursday, he donned his full Oakland Raiders outfit (hat, overalls, and no shirt. Clearly) and made his way to campus in the heart of Coral Gables.  Man, must be tough.  (via Harris' Twitter)   

Posted on: September 8, 2010 2:25 pm
Edited on: September 8, 2010 2:30 pm

Pryor and Harris have off-field friendship

Posted by Chip Patterson

On Saturday, Ohio State's Terrelle Pryor and Miami's Jacory Harris will be dueling on the field as opponents in what is arguably the biggest game of the weekend.  But off the field, they will likely go back to being friends.

Miami's Harris revealed to the Sun-Sentinel on Wednesday that the two have been friends ever since Hurricanes DT Marcus Fortson introduced Pryor to Harris over the phone.  Fortson and Pryor were teammates in the high school Army All-American game in 2008.  “Off the field, [Pryor] reminds me somewhat of Jacory Harris — outgoing, likes to have fun,” Forston said.

Harris told the reporter that although the two have never hung out, they "have always kept in contact" since their freshman year, talking and texting regularly.

What are the conversations about?

“Anything but football,” Harris noted. “We talked one time about this game and that was in the spring. Since then we haven’t talked about this game. We talk about regular things that friends, boys talk about.”

Of their conversation in the spring, Harris said, “We were just excited to play each other, go out there and represent for our schools and just have a good game.”

It is not surprising the two are able to find so much in common.  Both juniors stand at least 6-4 (Pryor is listed at 6-6), they both are threats to throw deep as well as burn a defense on the ground, and they both had to split time in-season before being given the keys to the offense.  Odd enough, last week both quarterbacks threw for 3 touchdowns, put up at least 200 yards, and their teams' scored 45 points.

But the friendship between the two Heisman hopefuls will have to be suspended momentarily on the field.  Because if either team expects to be in contention for the National Championship, they cannot afford an early season loss.  

“I don’t look at it as a challenge between me and him,” Harris said. “It is a game between two teams and not individuals. We just want to go out there and have a good showdown between the two teams, and then that is what we will settle from there.” (Photo credit: AP/Naples News)

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