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Jacory Harris readying for 'hulk' of a role

Jacory Harris inside UM's newly decorated Hecht Athletic Center 
Jacory Harris joked with reporters Wednesday, telling them to prepare to see the Incredible Hulk take the field next fall. Harris definitely didn't arrive at college looking like The Hulk. As a freshman, he was not even supposed to be doing much more than helping Robert Marve in a backup role.

But Wednesday, a little more than a year after he first began taking classes at the University of Miami, Harris was standing in front of the media with a bigger role than most expected him to have this early in his career. He is no longer Marve's backup, no longer Plan 1B. He is the man -- and in a way much bigger than many other Canes quarterback before him. Harris, who will turn 19 in May, is now the leader of this team. He is the voice in the locker room, the huddle, the one his teammates will turn to when the tough gets going from now on. He is the guy shouldering the hopes and dreams of Canes fans, who are tired of the losing and starving for success. And the truth is he'll have to be as strong as the Hulk to carry the weight.

"To be the starting quarterback at the University of Miami is every kid's dream," Harris said. "You grow up watching UM on TV, the swagger they had, the NFL players the have. It's something so special that you want to be a part of it. I'm happy I am."

Jacory talked about a lot of things Wednesday during his half hour press Jacory Harris' new haircutconference. His dreams (winning championships). His weight. His injured shoulder. His friends Patrick Nix and Robert Marve (he said he was surprised both left). What he hopes Miami gets in its new offensive coordinator. What he tells visiting recruits about the future at Miami. How he really felt last season while sitting behind Marve. What went wrong at the end of the Emerald Bowl (he called it a case of miscommunication). Here are some of the highlights.

> First, his health. Harris told us Wednesday he expects to be fully healthy for the start of the spring (it looks like Feb. 24 will be the day). As we all suspected, he did re-injure his shoulder on the final play of the first half in the Emerald Bowl. Harris, who has been going to rehab 2 to 3 times a day, reassured us that while he still feels it a little bit "I've got my regular strength back. I'm 100 percent for the spring."

> As for his height and weight, Harris said people have been telling him he looks a little taller, but he hasn't measured himself. He did weigh himself, though, and said he's up to 186 pounds from 176 at the bowl game. He said by the start of next season he would like to weight at least 190, 195 pounds. He would like to leave UM (after he gets his degree) weighing 215.

>  In regards to UM's offensive coordinator search, Harris said he has remained in contact with coach Randy Shannon on a regular basis and that he puts all his trust in Shannon. Ultimately, Harris said, all he wants is someone who will help him get to the NFL, "whatever style of offense" it takes. As for having to learn a new offense, Harris doesn't expect it to be too hard.

"It wasn't a problem for me last year," Harris said. "I learned the whole playbook in the spring. Summer and two-a-days was there to sharpen my knowledge. My role will be a teacher - I was a teacher this year too. I've got a lot in my small head. I'm a visual learner, so if you put it on the board I'll learn it."

> Harris admitted he's been a bit concerned while the Hurricanes have been undergoing major changes on its coaching staff. But he said he's done a lot of thinking and has come to the idea coaches aren't what make up a program, rather it is the players. And that's the message he has been delivering to recruits, who have voiced their similar concerns to him. 

Jacory Harris at the Emerald Bowl "I really don't think we're starting over because the nucleus of the team is here, and that's the players," Harris said. "I'll [the recruits] you can't worry about this coach here, this coach there, because if that coach has a down year and the school decides to fire him then you'll be with a different coach the next four years. You got to decide based on the coaches that are there, have fun with the player and whatever vibe you get from the players that's what school you should go to. That's how I picked my school, whoever I was most comfortable with."

> As for the two-quarterback system, consider Harris happy it is over with. Harris shared a story with reporters about how he was a bit down with the situation before the Duke game last year. He said his performance helped lift his spirits. "I learned you got to put your ego behind you," Harris said. "Even though I didn't start the next week, I knew I helped us win the game. I played and was able to win a game for my team and that's all I wanted to do."

> As for his backups, Harris had nothing but glowing comments. He said he watched Taylor Cook and Cannon Smith at times compete with the scout team last year and came away impressed. He plans to be supportive in helping them each come along. He said Cook has the strongest arm of any quarterback "He can probably throw the whole football field," Harris said.

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Give me McNulty, Whipple or any OC with NFL experience. On Defense Martinez, D. Washington or Chuck Amato.

walke is bound for the U, virginia kid that played against local Taj Boyd, 295 Pound left tackle, 2 star and rising.

TAJ BOYD is really high on Oregon which is not good news for us Canes fans. Bryce Brown is too and they're really close. Authur Brown better tell his baby brother to come here.

Breaking News! Griggsy just commited to the Canes. He'll red shirt this year and take over for sabastian in 2010.

Name-Griggsy
Position- Moron
Rating- 5 stars


Week 1- Miami 63 FAAMU 7
Week 2- Miami 7 Oklahoma 35 (another OU beatdown for you, deja vu of the last meeting)
Week 3- Miami 24 UCF 10
Week 4- Miami 17 USF 21 (get caught sleeping)
Week 5- Miami 34 FSU 35
Week 6- Miami 24 Virginia Tech 10
Week 7- Miami 42 Duke 10
Week 8- Miami 10 North Carolina 17 (Butch will bring it again)
Week 9- Miami 28 North Carolina State 13
Week 10- Miami 10 Georgia Tech 31 (5 in a row)
Week 11- Miami 21 Boston College 16
Week 12- Miami 27 Maryland 10

ACC Title Game not U

2010 Rosebowl Florida 38 USC 17

LOSERS!

MIKE MARTZ just accepted th OC at MIAMI

2009
Week 1- Miami 63 FAAMU 7
FAAMU Enough Said!
Week 2- Miami 31 Oklahoma 27
Miami will have all of spring and all of Fall and a scrimage game against FAAMU to get ready for this game. Florida proved that if Samford is ruuning for his life and his receivers are covered Oklahoma don't score 60 points. Miami's defense will be more experienced, faster and Sean Spence will blitz Samford all night like he did Tebow. Marcus Fortson will have at least 2 sacks.
Week 3- Miami 49 Who cares 10
Week 4- Miami 52 Who cares 3
Week 5- Miami 34 FSU 13
FSU loses David Carr and Antwoin smith (scored 4 tds against Miami). Top 2 weapons
Week 6- Miami 24 Virginia Tech 10
Miami will be ranked in top ten and hyped for this one.
Week 7- Miami 42 Duke 10
Week 8- Miami 37 North Carolina 17- North Carolina loses their top 2 offensive weapons to the NFL.
Week 9- Miami 42 North Carolina State 13
Week 10- Miami 33 Georgia Tech 21- Miami wont get caught by surprise against the option. They'll watch a lot of the peach bowl futage.
Week 11- Miami 41 Boston College 16
New coach will learn who the U is!
Week 12- Miami 34 Maryland 10

ACC Title Game Miami 37 Who Cares 21

2010 Rosebowl Miami 27 Florida 24

Name- firerandyshannon.com
Position- Moron
Ranking- 5 Stars

how many all pros are in the nfl from oregon? thought so. someone please tell bryce.

Name- firerandyshannon.com
Position- Moron
Ranking- 5 Stars

Breaking news! Urban Meyer will not release Griggsy to sign with The U.

MARVE has received and accepted an offer from USC. didnt believe at first but makes sense with Sanchez leaving.

ok canefanatic-- pump your brakes-- enough already!!!

what the crap is going on with this blog? why are people just writing crap! no truth, no sources, etc. stop ruining this blog!

Do U Hear Yourselves ?

Posted by: Ur Conciencence |

elliott,

The OC search is all but over. We will star hearing rumblings about this guy tomorrow and through the weekend and an announcement on Tues.

Maybe we'll hear over this weekend.

At this time my guess is it will be John McNulty at Rutgers. This is a quality coach.

McNulty passed on the UM job the first go around because of the lack of talent on the offensive side of the football.

Now, he likes what he sees (except for the offensive line)(this problem is being solved by a rash of OL recruits that have been committing every day, and that's great).

McNulty apparently would like to bring assistant coach Kyle Flood (great OL coach, maybe the best in college football) with him.

Rutgers gave up the fewest sacks in the nation under Flood in 2007 and 2006.

As for McNulty, Rutgers set school records for total offense (5,841 yards), points scored (421) and first downs in his first full season in 2007.

The Knights also became the first Bowl Subdivision team to boast a 3,000-yard passer, a 2,000-yard rusher and two 1,000-yard receivers in the same year.

He's the one that's just started getting some press. Sometimes the last guy U start haering about turns out to be "the guy."

We've known about 6 to 8 others from the start, but it's been a very quiet search, which is a good thing.

The more I find out about McNulty and Flood the more I like the fit. The more like Steve Logan I find him.

But, any of the candidates that have been floated would be a great addition to the program.

Could this be the start of:

Power Sweep Right - Power Sweep Left - Bust'em Up the Middle then kill'em with Play Action Passing.

14-0 next season!

Bring Griggsy on board!! He will help with recruiting!LOL

Nice to hear from Jacory Harris. I love Jacory's attitude and passion. I look forward to next season with Jacory at the helm. Go Canes!!!

Martinez? DID U SAY MARTINEZ?

I Must Be Nuts!

Didn't GT just put 400+ yrds on UGA?

Does Martinez coordinate UGA's defense or does Martinez un-coordinate UGA's defense?

Martinez? DID U SAY MARTINEZ?

I Must Be Nuts!

Come see Us Jacory .

Tim knows the way

That's a lot of acne on Cory... Is he cycling? I don't mind if he is, as long as he doesn't get caught. Tebow does it and look how much love he gets. Word of advice Cory: better get some bible scripture on your eyelids or tattoo on your neck or something... just in case they come snooping around. Works for TeHoe.

I HEAR MARVE JUST GOT ACCEPTED TO MIAMI DADE COLLEGE'S NURSING PROGRAM. I HOPE HE DOESN'T TAKE CARE OF HIS PATIENTS AS BAD AS HE QUARTERBACKS. I PREDICT HE'LL TRANSFER TO B-CC AFTER HALF A SEMESTER.

lmao,

a- being qb at scUM is EVERY boys dream??
b- 2010 scUM in the ROSE bowl??? Beating UF??

c- butch left, no one wanted the job = advance coker. coker didnt work, clean house.
d- fire coker, no one wanted the job, advance randi. didnt work so well for 2 years, nix nix, dc hated it and left. no one jumping at either spot. randi doing such a great job (.500 ball for 2 years) he is thinking of adding DC to his job description. hey, why not oc eh? GREAT news cane fans.

e- jacy learned the ENTIRE scUM offensive playbook in the spring. (did crayons come with that tome?)

f- yeah folks, this post is gonna help scUM more than we will EVER know.

g- it is all about the ewe. U ? 2 thumbs opposing, well half right anyhow. L

Debose will flip our way. Guaranteed!

Jacory thinks he's got'em right were he wants'em.

Keep'em coming!

Posted by: FriedOrange&GreenSpam

U bet Ur life ... U got a dollar ?

Jacory put on 10 pounds since the Nut Bowl ????? Hmmmmmm. That makes my BS meter freak out. That just doesn't happen. EVER. Unless of course U are ramming needles in your buttocks and I doubt that.

This statement from JH himself shows what a puff bunch of c r a p the entire "presser" is.

"THE U" blah blah blah blah..... Let me get this straight. Because Beanpole Harris is toeing the company line with comments like, "I really don't think we're starting over......" ,you believe everything is ok????? U HAVE NO COORDINATORS. Keep the kool-aid coming fools

Hey "tro" Oklahoma will blow your doors off in week 2 U giant moron. But nice fantasy piece anyway. Keep dreaming bozo.

Too much competition, not enough money, too small a school to get up there with the big boys. The young players want to be Harvin, Tebow, Bradford, Sanchez, Crabtree, McCoy,....they want to play for Urban, Pete, Stoops, Nick, Tressell, Fat Charlie, Rodriguez,Brown...they want to play at the Coliseum, The Swamp,The Horseshoe,The Big House, Touchdown Jesus, they want to play for UF, USC, OK,ND, Ohio St,Bama, LSU,Michigan ...in short the Big Time. They want national exposure, they want Herb, Coach, Mays, Dr. Lou, Chris talking bout them....and sadly we have not got the $ to be there. Its all about the $ boys. These kids dont want to hear about the 84 87 titles, or the rancid OB, or 1st rounders from years ago....thats all ancient history, papyrus charts, dust on the trophies....they want it now. Someone on here said this was a big time job, big as any in sports. Sad, but no it is not any more. The school has changed its focus, it is not a top program, it has no fan base, it has no stadium, it has no atmosphere, it has no facilities, it has no big name HC, it has no OC or DC right now. It has a lot of great memories, from long ago. It has a lot of recent pain, heartache, failure, disappointment and even death. It is hard right now, but I will keep the faith...it will get better....will it be like the old days when we really were top o the mountain? time will tell.

Well said young man. Sad but all so true and the hits just keep coming.

TAJ BOYD is really high on Oregon which is not good news for us Canes fans. Bryce Brown is too and they're really close. Authur Brown better tell his baby brother to come here.
Posted by: tro

I hope blood is thicker than water.
If not oh well.

On the offensive side, I have been told candidates to take over for Nix include Philadelphia Eagles assistant Mark Whipple, who previously coached Steelers QBs and is credited with helping develop Ben Roethlisberger. [Ignore any UM-related Internet sites being run by fans from their mother's basement that try to refute this. I know for certain Miami likes Whipple, who is pictured with Big Ben at right].

http://blogs.herald.com/random_evidence/2009/01/new-stuff-for-a.html

Cook has the strongest arm of any quarterback "He can probably throw the whole football field," Harris said.

Is it too early to start the COOK SHOULD START campaign?

NEMO2002

PS. Griggsy, any word on the Shannon arrest? Is it true UM is trying to keep it under wraps until after signing day? Then he'll announce his "resignation," supposedly because he wants to "spend more time with his family." I understand (from my DEEP SOURCES in the AA) that UM plans to immediately promote the DC to head coach when Randy resigns. Or, alternatively, if a suitable DC is not on board yet, the AD will "double down" by also serving as head coach. Griggsy, can you confirm any of this? With Shannon gone, is there any chance that Marve comes back? What are they saying in Happy Valley?

Marve is at Penn State youll see, all you doubters

nemo what the hell are you on about?

It's not nemo, it's Kehoe.

BIGGEST LOSER ON THE WEB!

Who cares about Robert Marve, I could care less about where he is. He still is sorry and also whats up with the OC search? I know I know I need to be patient but please tell me we are not looking at another situation where we are going to have to settle on a OC. Does anyone know if there has actually been some interest in this position? I hope someone can see the true potential here at Miami and not just look at the OL and say I can't do anything with that. In fact I think we have tons of talent of the Offensive side of the ball not to mention defense. We just need the right coach or coaches to help us out. I would rather have Shannon control the D because it has not been the same since he turned over those duties. Also Young did not look that great this year anyway so it actually might be a blessing in disguise. Any thoughts????????

Cook has the strongest arm of any quarterback "He can probably throw the whole football field," Harris said.

Is it too early to start the COOK SHOULD START campaign?

NEMO2002

PS. Griggsy, any word on the Shannon arrest? Is it true UM is trying to keep it under wraps until after signing day? Then he'll announce his "resignation," supposedly because he wants to "spend more time with his family." I understand (from my DEEP SOURCES in the AA) that UM plans to immediately promote the DC to head coach when Randy resigns. Or, alternatively, if a suitable DC is not on board yet, the AD will "double down" by also serving as head coach. Griggsy, can you confirm any of this? With Shannon gone, is there any chance that Marve comes back? What are they saying in Happy Valley?

Posted by: nemo2002

that's just good comedy. Does griggsy think no one believes him about Marve or is just so enamored with Marve the bust that he has to post the same item 20 times? Hey Stool/sarasota/canesrule? How did Marve work out for U? U promised over and over and over that this low I.Q. dolt would surpass everything Tebow ever did. You like puking all over yourself.

And another thing stool/sarasota/canesrule. Try not to let your multiple personas run together today. You got really sloppy yesterday in your anger. Pay attention to the separation of them fool.

Morning Kehoe!

Sorry about UF not making the SI.com list of top ten programs of all time! You'll never sniff the top douchebag! I can't wait to see where they rank UM! Maybe the top 5??

Bitter, angry, and jealous! You are such a loser! I have never posted under a "fake" name primarily because I already use a "fake" name when I post! Or did you think my drivers license also has my name as Sarasota 'cane?

POOR LITTLE KEHOE, NO ONE WANTS TO PLAY WITH YOU! EVEN WITH YOUR NEW CRYSTAL BALL!

Go 'canes!

is anyone listening marve is at penn state

Posted by: Griggsy | January 21, 2009 at 06:19 PM

Nobody gives a sh*t. Stop posting the same sh*t over and over, you loser.

What are cane fans saying?


"Someone on here said this was a big time job, big as any in sports. Sad, but no it is not any more. The school has changed its focus, it is not a top program, it has no fan base, it has no stadium, it has no atmosphere, it has no facilities, it has no big name HC, it has no OC or DC right now. It has a lot of great memories, from long ago. It has a lot of recent pain, heartache, failure, disappointment and even death"

Wait till Oklahoma gets hold of U

Is it too early to start the COOK SHOULD START campaign?

NEMO2002

Posted by: nemo2002 | January 22, 2009 at 07:17 AM

You've never even seen the guy play and you're calling for him to start? Please kill yourself now, you brain dead son of a b_itch.

time to roll out the AK-47 and credit card schtick canesrule/sarasota You are completely out of material.

Manny,

do you have the complete 2009 football schedule?

Any truth to the rumor the canes will play FSU on Labor day? Does the ACC have the right to switch that game to that date?

The 2nd week of October has always been the perfect placement for that game.

Tidbits from PB Post beat writer Jorge Milian who doesn't wear homer glasses:

"…..Young and his wife Lawana are the first people I’ve ever heard of who willingly left south Florida for Oklahoma in the dead of winter."

Young would have fled to Poland if need be to escape the incompetence of Shannon. Of course he said nice things about Randy , that’s the nature of the business, you don’t go around trashing coaches even if they deserve it. But let's not forget, Bill Young "loves the florida beaches" ( If U didn't immediately realize that was code for "C-ya" then U dumb)

"…..Maybe I’m just being Negative Ned, but it sure seems like the Hurricanes’ football team is in crisis. Not much good has happened since about mid-November."

“Crisis” is an excellent choice of words Jorge. Of course football fans wouldn’t know there is a crisis if you listen to ignorant cane fan. They’re all jacked for Jacory. Fools. Beanpole will be running for his life behind that swiss cheese line. The NCAA should keep yardage stats on how far QB’s run SIDEWAYS to escape the rush. Harris would certainly be a Heisman candidate if that were the case. Watch this crisis ultimately unfold into recruits bailing on “Mr. Integrity.”

…..Judging by the Internet message boards, I think we can safely say the honeymoon between UM fans and Randy Shannon is officially over.

Silly cane fan gave this coach way too much leash. His management style is a joke. This guy shows about as much leadership as a caboose. It was evident that UM was screwed when they hired this completely clueless coach. They had no choice at that point because EVERY interview came up empty. (but Randy is “building depths” right cane fan?

U are starting over on DEFENSE and OFFENSE at coordinator. Six wins will be a miracle.

Posted by: And the CRYSTAL BALLS keep flowing NORTH | January 22, 2009 at 09:36 AM

Hey take your balls and roll on back to canesvill.

GO CANRS!!!

iraqiCane is same guy as sarasota/canesrule

YOUR DESPERATE DUDE

If Shannon can keep the majority of committed recruits and add some it will be impressive with all the coaching turmoil at the program. I do think this team will be better next year and player leadership like Harris is critical. Not only has the U lacked talent the last several years but they also have not had the player leadership. Harris definately needs to add some pounds and stay healthy.

iraqiCane is same guy as sarasota/canesrule

YOUR DESPERATE DUDE

Posted by: Hes ALL yours U | January 22, 2009 at 10:02 AM

Hey stupid, that's not me. That is obviously a soldier who is stationed in iraq. You are such a loser!

PARANOIA WILL DESTROY 'YA

Go 'canes!

Jacory has put on 10 pounds in under a month and his forehead is an acne minefield.

U do the math

Great response sarasota/canesrule/iraqicane.

Isn't it a hassle to have to log out of typekey to assume different personas?

NO one in iraq gives a flying rats a s s about UM. But it's a great angle weirdo. You have always tried to create this bogus national interest.

PUHLEEEEASE

U are a major retard canesrule. U are a bottomless embarrassment to the once proud U. ahhhhh...the good ole days

How come no one ever mentions those hardwon Big East titles or all the ACC titl......Oops ....nevermind

Join a mildly competitive conference and quickly sink to where U belong

2009
Week 1- Miami 63 FAAMU 7
FAAMU Enough Said!
Week 2- Miami 31 Oklahoma 27
Miami will have all of spring and all of Fall and a scrimage game against FAAMU to get ready for this game. Florida proved that if Samford is ruuning for his life and his receivers are covered Oklahoma don't score 60 points. Miami's defense will be more experienced, faster and Sean Spence will blitz Samford all night like he did Tebow. Marcus Fortson will have at least 2 sacks.
Week 3- Miami 49 Who cares 10
Week 4- Miami 52 Who cares 3
Week 5- Miami 34 FSU 13
FSU loses David Carr and Antwoin smith (scored 4 tds against Miami). Top 2 weapons
Week 6- Miami 24 Virginia Tech 10
Miami will be ranked in top ten and hyped for this one.
Week 7- Miami 42 Duke 10
Week 8- Miami 37 North Carolina 17- North Carolina loses their top 2 offensive weapons to the NFL.
Week 9- Miami 42 North Carolina State 13
Week 10- Miami 33 Georgia Tech 21- Miami wont get caught by surprise against the option. They'll watch a lot of the peach bowl futage.
Week 11- Miami 41 Boston College 16
New coach will learn who the U is!
Week 12- Miami 34 Maryland 10

ACC Title Game Miami 37 Who Cares 21

2010 Rosebowl Miami 27 Florida 24

Name- firerandyshannon.com
Position- Moron
Ranking- 5 Stars

Posted by: tro | January 21, 2009 at 09:04 PM

"Week 2- Miami 31 Oklahoma 27" -tro


DUDE ! Just stop it. U are seriously embarrassing yourself.

Learn to play defense before you start posting that fantasy nonsense like above. Playing defense involves NOT arm tackling, NOT getting pushed around by other teams, and having a system in place instead of ANOTHER brand new one.

CRACK KILLS tro . The U family is here for U

Apparently you have been consulting "Dom's" flow chart that goes from recruits to championships.

Get a clue fool

tro? You have UM mingling with the top powerhouse programs in the nation like UF??????? that's the funniest shyt I've seen here in months.

U have NO "depths" (randy speak) U will be fielding a YOUNGER team in 09 moron. U still have tremendous growing pains to experience as U haven't even demonstrated fundamental play.

Your incredibly myopic view of 09 is just good comedy. I guess you think other teams will be intimidated by the U mystique and just not show up.

Stick with fantasy football goober.

Posted by: Kehoe had the best supplements | January 22, 2009 at 12:20 PM

Piss off and go back to your UiF blogs.

Kehoe is such an annoying little c u n t!!!!

No life.

No girl.

Nothing better to do but post on the here with 30 different names.

Who is a internet blog stalker!!! lol thats something new.

Gaytor fans have stooped so low.

kehoe, did U check goody's blog yesterday ( im sure U didn't, being that it is a gaytor blog.)
but the title went somthing like this.


UF's national title not helping secure recruits

All mighty Gaytors ah!!!!

kehoe get off of Randy's jockstrap and go see someone about the voices Ur hearing in Ur head. Oh yeah and come out the basement its a beautiful day today.

he busted out the goober again!!!! whoa!!!!

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