No butterflies for Harris

Jacory Harris said he didn't have any butterflies going into his first career college game on Thursday night. Harris spoke about his opening performance after the game. Read on to see what he had to say.

Freshman quarterback Jacory Harris

On first game in new stadium…
"It feels good to have our home crowd here. It's good to place a home game first, to get the jitters out and things like that."

On touchdown run…
"I kind of had a couple of guys open, but as I stepped up to the pocket I saw lanes open and I just figured ‘why not run the ball?'. I was kind of nervous on the clay because we couldn't really get a grasp of it. I thought I was going to slip but eventually I scored."

On his emotions…
"There's no emotions. I just know that I have to go to practice and try hard and play hard and do the things the coaches ask of me to do. As long as I do those things, everything will work out."

On team's performance…
"As a team, I felt that we did good. I just went out there and put my teammates in positions so they could make plays. I learned that if I give the ball to my teammates everything will be okay. I don't need to be the one going out there and making spectacular plays and things like that."

On getting butterflies…
"I'm not the type of person to have butterflies. I just go out there and play the game. It's my job. It's something that I'm on scholarship for so I just have to go out there and do it."

On what made a difference in the game…
"All those running backs… They're the leaders of the backfield. They're the ones to step it up and even help out with the signals. That's why we have them back there."

On starting as QB…
"The moment that it hit me was after I walked back out after warm-ups. Seeing how many fans were there, it just made me realize how important football is, and [how important] the University of Miami is to this community. I know there were a lot of people behind me, and a lot of people behind this team so I had to go out there and perform for them."

On difference from high school football to college…
"Of course the game is much quicker. You have athletes from all over. No matter who you're playing, it's the best of the best. Whether it's Charleston Southern or some other team, it's always going to be quick and fast."


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