There figured to be a fight for the job between Jack Harris and Bryce Givens, but Givens got himself suspended for the 2011 season for off-the-field issues. The truth is, Harris might have beaten him out regardless.
The 6-foot-5, 300-pound tackle from Chaparral High School in Parker will see the first playing time of his career this fall, and this spring he appeared more than ready for it.
Harris is solid in both run and pass blocking for a player of his experience. He will improve from here and should be on the field a lot over the next three years for the Buffs.
Coaches want to see him continue to be more physical, especially in the running game. Playing next to mammoth guard Ryan Miller in 2011 will give the Buffs a formidable right side of the offensive line that pretty much any program in America would love to have.
The Buffs are thin at tackle behind Harris and Bakhtiari so it will be important for both players to stay healthy this season.
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