Q&A with Miami quarterback Jacory Harris

If Jacory Harris has a big game against Cal, he might be able to cement himself as the Miami Hurricanes starting quarterback for the 2009 season. He is very confident in his ability and believes that he can lead this team to a lot of victories. Cal Sports Digest's Demar Richardson had the opportunity to ask him a few questions about his team at the Emerald Bowl press conference earlier this week…

We came to find out Jacory Harris is also a big fan of Pac-10 football and California high school football. He talked about watching high school games of USC quarterback Mark Sanchez at Tuesday's press conference. Harris was also a big fan of former Cal wide receiver DeSean Jackson and enjoyed watching him play at Cal. Harris also thought about playing his college ball at Oregon.

Demar Richardson sat down with Harris at Tuesday's presser for a quick Q&A…

DM: When Miami is winning as they did in the past, two losses in a season would be considered a bad year. How have you dealt with the pressure of being on a team that has high expectations?

JH: The fans get on you a lot and make comments about the losing that players don't like. This year the fans have understood that we are a young team and that we will be better next year. The team is behind the fans 100% and the fans back the team one hundred percent.

DM: The Hurricanes are famous for having former players come back to the university and work with the current players in the off-season to help them improve. Have you had the chance to work with any players from past Miami teams?

JH: I have not had the chance to work with any of them, but I have spoken with a number of past Miami quarterbacks. I talked with Steve Walsh and Gino Torretta. They come to the games and a lot of the time they are right there on the sidelines.

DM: A lot of freshmen played this season. The youth and inexperience cost the team a few games. How will this experience help the team next year?

JH: It will help us, because next year there will be no excuses. We can no longer say I forgot this route or I didn't make the right read. Now we have to perform. We have shown we can compete with the best of the best.

DM: When you made your final decision to come to Miami, what team were you looking forward to playing the most?

As soon as I saw the schedule I knew I wanted to play Florida. Leading up to that game I wanted to make sure I was prepared and ready to play in that game.


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