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QB Watch: Charting Jacory Harris

The University of Miami got back on the winning side of things Saturday with what could best be described as an unimpressive 28-13 win at Duke. Quarterback Jacory Harris finished the day 17 of 34 for 224 yards, 1 touchdown pass, 1 touchdown run and no interceptions.

Jacory Harris It was the first time since the season opener Harris didn't throw an interception -- a span of four games. It was also the first time since the Pittsburgh game he completed at least half of his passes. Harris has been under a lot of scrutiny this season for his inconsistent play. So, this week, after watching a replay of the game on ESPN360, I charted every single one of Harris passes to try and gauge where he's having success and where he's struggling. 

There's no question Harris caught a few breaks Saturday in Durham. He had six passes batted away, including four that could have been intercepted. But of his 34 attempts, aside from the six that bounced off defensive backs hands, only three others were uncatchable. His receivers, who had 30 passes dropped in his first five games, dropped at least five more against Duke. As you know, offensive coordinator Mark Whipple likes to throw the deep ball. Harris attempted 11 of those passes Saturday and completed only three of them for 93 yards. Harris had a lot more success throwing short passes (under 10 yards), completing 11 of 14 for 84 yards. 

CHARTING JACORY
First quarter
1st, 2-10-37M, Shotgun, deep pass to Ford 20 yards downfield into double coverage batted away
2nd, 3-10-37M, Shotgun, deep pass to Hankerson 25 yards downfield, dropped
3rd, 1-10-49D, Shotgun, short quick screen pass to Hankerson loses two yards
4th, 3-11-50, Under center, short quick slant to A. Johnson 9 yard gain
5th, 2-5-35M, Audible, Shotgun, short quick slant to Byrd 10-yard gain
6th, 1-10-45M, Shotgun, midrange pass 15 yards downfield to Ford almost intercepted
7th, 3-5-50, Under center, playaction, short pass incomplete to Byrd (Harris pressured)
8th, 3-9-46M, Shotgun, midrange pass to Hankerson for 17 yards
9th, 1-10-37D, Shotgun, deep pass to Hankerson 30 yards downfield into end zone, dropped
10th, 1-10-26D, Under center, short quick slant to Benjamin for 12 yards

Second quarter
11th, 1-10-14D, Under center, short crossing route to Hankerson for 14 yards, touchdown
12th, 1-10-45M, Under center, playaction, deep pass to Hankerson 25 yards downfield, dropped
13th, 1-10-49D, Shotgun, deep pass to Hurns down sideline, dropped
14th, 3-9-48D, Shotgun, midrange pass to Ford, underthrown, trapped, incomplete
15th, 1-10-3M, Under center, playaction, deep post to Benjamin for 37 yards
16th, 1-10-40M, Under center, Heavy pressure, evades sack, throws pass away
17th, 1-10-46D, Under center, playaction, short dump off pass to P. Hill for 5 yards
18th, 3-3-39D, Under center, short quick slant to Byrd thrown behind receiver, incomplete
19th, 4-3-39D, Under center, deep pass downfield to Benjamin for TD overthrown
20th, 1-10-46D, Under center, play action, deep pass 20-yard downfield to Hankerson almost intercepted
21st, 2-10-46D, Shotgun, deep pass to Hankerson for 33 yards
22nd, 1-10-36M, Shotgun, midrange pass to Byrd near sideline thrown high, incomplete
23rd, 2-10-36M, Shotgun, midrange pass downfield to Ford almost intercepted
24th, 3-15-31M, Shotgun, midrange pass to Hankerson almost intercepted (Harris pressured)

Third quarter
25th, 1-10-22M, Under center, short quick curl pattern to Gordon for 9 yards
26th, 3-5-46M, Shotgun, short crossing route to Hankerson for 7 yards
27th, 2-9-46D, Shotgun, short quick out pass to Hankerson for 11 yards
28th, 1-10-24D, Under center, play action, deep pass to Byrd for 23 yards
29th, 1-10-41M, Under center, short screen pass to M. James for 1 yard (holding penalty negates 21 yard gain)
30th, 1-20-32M, Shotgun, midrange out patten to Cleveland for 12 yards

Fourth quarter
31st, 2-8-44M, Shotgun, short pass to Cleveland for 8 yards
32nd, 3-15-47M, Shotgun, midrange pass to Benjamin for 18 yards (caught 11 yards downfield)
33rd, 3-5-30D, Under center, short pass to Benjamin dropped
34th, 4-5-30D, Under center, deep pass to Gordon in end zone, overthrown, incomplete

> Attempts: 34 (thrown away 1)
> Completions: 17
> Passes defended: 6 (4 could have been intercepted)
> Passes dropped: 5 (Hankerson 3, Benjamin, Hurns)
> Poorly thrown passes: Underthrown 1, Overthrown 2
> Deep (20 yards or more): 3-11-93 yards
> Midrange (11 to 19 yards): 3-8-47 yards
> Short passes (10-under): 11-14-84 yards
> Shotgun: 9-18-114, 0 TDs
> Under center: 8-16-110, 1 TD
> Play-action passes: 2-4-42

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Seems to me the drops are on hank which is shocking i thought he had that problem fixes and benjamin a guy who all year has had issues getting on same page as harris. Personally i dont know why they dont show more slants and crossing patterns anyways. Or throw to byrd and aj more. I like harris hes pretty accurate problem is on deep passes he throws into double sometimes triple coverage. Or his wr aka benjamin quits on his route. That said i just hope they start to throw more 10-15 yd passes. Those are the lifeblood of any passing game. Less 30 yd down feidl passes more midrange then take a shot 2-3 times a game not 10-15 guys play like the old raiders. That kind of offense doesnt work in any league anymore.

This could have easily been another 4 int day. Bench this guy already.We' re not winning the ACC anyway.

I saw the Northwestern vs. Columbus game on TV Friday ans I really hope UM is recruitingf another QB because bridgewater seems to be an extension of Harris, another average weak QB, why could not they have recruited Smith out of Miramar couple years ago? NOT good for THE U.

If you dont have Chase Ford with dropps you didnt watch close enough. I counted at least 3 for him.

in an attempt to get banned... Manny is a douche

C'mon...anybody that watched the game Saturday knows damn well that the recivers were getting no seperation whatsoever and Duke knew every hot receiver and doubled team them, if not triple teamed them...That's your real stats! And yes, even his check down recievers were covered.

Enough with the Jacory BS!

"The Poodle"

Furthermore, every pass thrown COULD be intercepted, just as every pass thrown COULD have been completed.

The "Poodle" is getting mad!!!


in an attempt to get banned... Manny is a douche

Posted by: Failed Attempt at Competency

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The stats appear to prove out your thesis.

The Poodle is going for a walk and a pee.


Hankerson drops passes every game. i agree though he had the problem fixed. that was his problem last year anbd before.

Why do we recruit receivers with stone hands? For every excellent catch there are 5 dropped passes!

And a screen to hank? NOOOOO. Those should be to the speedy guys like TB!

Chase Ford- What a bust.
Asante Cleveland is our guy.

If you include all of the dropped passes by Hank, AJ, Ford and TB, J12 is NOTthe problem. The problem is all of theses overrtaed, unfocused brick hand receivers!

recruit receivers that can catch the danged rock.
Look at that Ohio State receiver Sensenbvacher or whatever. never seen him drop anything. is he as athgletically talented as hank or Byrd? No way. But he is a receiver and he receives. Hank is a dropper.

Does anyone know why Northwestern's Eli Rogers decommitted?

Chase ford is definitely a bust! I guess some players are not ready for the big time!

Hope to see some of you on sat. Even if we barely win ,it will be the first time . Thank whoever that UNC lost half of thier D or I believe they could take us. UNC's offense is putting up a few points also. Hope the D shows up.(sigh) I'll be there 6 rows up at the 30.

CHase Ford is a bust, he has drops every game

Could have been intercepted? In the Ohio State game, the Canes could have picked Pryor THREE times. Sean Spence had a shot at a pic-six and Ray-Ray Armstrong dropped one that was thrown right to him. Van Dyke caught one and let Posey smack it out of his hands. After that OSU win, I don't remember people saying, Pryor could have been picked three times. They only talked about Jacory's four picks, assisted on at least one by Travis Benjamin.

You don't get style points for winning. Winning is what counts. The sooner Canes fans figure that out, the less they'll waste there time complaining about victories.

Unimpressive win vs. Duke? I'll take 12 unimpressive wins like that in a row!

Manny you got to be the worst writer known to man, you work for the Herald and you post something like this? Wow, !!!!! And the worst part about this entire situation is you are writer in Miami writing about a team that is in Miami. I mean somebody needs to investigate you and find out whether or not you have some personal issues with the Miami Hurricanes and they're coaching staff

Manny do not sweat these idiots that hate that you report the truth. They don't care about winning like real Canes win. All they care about is the color of Shannon's skin staying the head coach of the Canes, which isn't going to happen. Glad to see U got that caps lock fixed Quinton you dummy. Everytime someone questions or points out the truth about a black guy failing at his job, they are either a racist or have some personal issues. U dumbasses it is not about skin color its about the U and winning big. And just so U idiots know winning big isn't 28-13 over a terrible Duke team. Keep rockin the truth Manny.

Yeah, he wanted to win during college not play for that loser Shannon. We get a competant coach we get rogers back in a second.
Hmmm, people not coming to the games + losing top local talent because of Shannon's losing = Shannon being fired and a great coach to be hired.
Thank god

Quinton that's what journalists are supposed to do. You've got your head so far up there that your taste buds are in the loop.

Manny, thanks for the nice work. I was not able to see the Duke game, and this is great. Like you, I also have been wanting to look for patterns, e.g. better out of shotgun or under center. Not much emerges from this. Except that if you add five drops to 17 of 34, suddenly you have 62% completion percentage and, apparently, two more touchdowns.

Harris had a lot more success throwing short passes (under 10 yards), completing 11 of 14 for 84 yards.

- So why aren't we calling for more plays under 10 yards? I don't understand the urgency to hit the bomb. Obviously its more effective in terms of game management to hit the underneath routes to set up for the deep pass. 11 deep pass attempts? Thats dumb, Mr. Whipple!

I cannot believe that Manny or Sussan (Either one) took the the time to break down and scrutinize each and every pass that our (NON-PRO)quaterback threw on saturday. Hey morons..!! He's a kid..!! Bottom line is he didnt throw a single int, so I dont care how many passes you thought, may have, could have,or should have been. Seriously are we getting to the point where were trashing and scrutinizing every pass Jacory throws ? A kid who is three years removed from highschool. What happened Manny..? Cold Stone was closed..? Im not wasting my time reading your non sense anymore Manny, you are targeting a Kid, not Chad Henney but a KID... think about that.. you sucked at Braddock and suck now...

Howdy Pards,
3 Big Things
1 We Won
2 Beat NC
3 Jacory needs to keep running at least 5 times a game

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I'M ONE THAT NEVER MAKE EXCUSES BECAUSE EITHER YOU WIN OR YOU LOSE, BUT IN RESPECT TO SOME OF THE BLOGS THAT I'VE READ I HAVE TO INTERVENE. WHAT MOST PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE IS THAT MIAMI NORTHWESTERN IS DOING GOOD CONSIDERING MOST OF THEIR DEFENSE AND A PORTION OF THEIR OFFENSE IS SERVING A SIX GAME SUSPENSION FOR A SQUIRMISH WITH HIALEAH. BY THE END OF THE SEASON THEY ALL SHOULD BE BACK, THEN LET'S SEE WHAT MIAMI NORTHWESTERN HAS. MR. BRIDGEWATER IS DOING , CONSIDERING A CORE OF HIS OFFENSIVE LINE IS MISSING. THIS YOUNG MAN IS AVERAGING 20O YARDS COMBINED PASSING AND THROWING WITH A GENERIC LINE. LET'S GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE. THAT IN NO WAY TAKES THE CREDIT FROM COLUMBUS WIN. I HAVE ALEADY COMMENDED THEM FOR A JOB WELL DONE. MY PROBLEM IS THIS YOUNG MAN TED. IS TRULY A GREAT QUARTERBACK, WHO CAN RUN, THROW, PLAY WIDE RECIEVER, HE LOVES THAT AND HE'S VERY GOOD AS A CORNER BACK. LET'S ENCOURAGE HIM, NOT DISCOURAGE HIM, AFTER ALL. THESE ARE YOUNG PEOPLE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. PSALMS 5O PROVERBS 18:10 PROVERBS 18:21

Jacory's confidence is down but I can't blame it all on him. UM should look at J12 as a game manager and they shouldn't look at him to pass the ball all the time. I don't like holding my breath when j12 drops back to pass because I'm afraid he's going to through an INT. UM has a big o-line but are they physical enough to run the back effectively 30x to help J12 manage the game? One more thing, is it me or what...UM sub too many players. What happened to having a dominate DE or DT and letting him play 90% of the game? UM should play the young fast and hungry players because playing the veterans concept isn't working either. So play Jamal Reid, Tommy Streeter, Storm Johnson, Dyron Dye and Davon Johnson.

jaboy will never be the man for MIAMI. I don't think teddy's going to be any better! We need to look somewhere else for a real QB. Not a boy trying to get it done! No more floaters , real passers!

WIN OUT. I AGREE WITH YOU.. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE OF THOSE TALENTED YOUNG PLAYERS WHO A RIDING I WOULD LOVE TO SEE MORE PLAY ACTION FROM THE OFFENSE. WE SEEM TO BE TO CONSERVATIVE WITH THE WEAPONS WE HAVE. PSALMS 100

Doesnt matter how you win its just about winning the game. How about the Miami Boston College game in 2001, we should have killed them but we didnt and still got the win a national championship and one of the greatest teams in college history.

Its clear that OC has trouble calling the right plays. He calls to many long pass plays and we know that JC throws interceptions on deep balls. If you keep the short passing game going and go deep ever so often we can control the clock keep our D off the field and limit JC interceptions.

The Canes are going to be fine this season. So, let's stop the crying.

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