Harris Motivated for Jayhawks

A lot of the questions this week has surrounded last week's loss against the Texas Longhorns, but safety Nic Harris knows if they dwell on the past too much the Sooners could be in for a long day against Kansas on Saturday.

Oklahoma safety Nic Harris made a simple statement when asked how the Sooners plan to get motivated for this weekend's game after the loss to Texas.

"It is easy. Look at the schedule," Harris stated.

"It says a lot about the make-up, especially with the leaders with-in. We got to make sure everybody stays together as a cohesive unit and understands what we need to do to get to where we want to be at the end of the season, and hopefully that will be Miami."

You see Harris has been made well aware of the fact that the Kansas Jayhawks are 17-2 in their last 19 games and they are coming off of their greatest football seasons ever.

He knows if the Sooner ‘D' does not stop them from scoring points that they could be in for a long day, and a loss to KU would eliminate them completely from the title hunt.

"Anybody can be beat on any given day," Harris admitted. "They are going to be a great conference team, and we need to make sure we come out with a win at the end of the day."

Despite last week's loss a huge ray of hope shined on OU when they only dropped three spots in the AP Poll.

"Initially I am sure a lot if guys were looking at the rankings to see how far we were going to drop and payed attention a little bit, but at the end of the day you just got to come out and continue to win and everything will take care of itself. We still have a long season and half a season to play and anything can happen."

It is still unclear who exactly will replace the injured Ryan Reynolds, but Harris knows that whoever wins the MLB job will have to perform for the defense to run smoothly.

"There are a lot of guys who are sitting back waiting their turn that were learning from pretty much watching. Now they have the opportunity to apply it on the field. It is opportunity to show what they have and why they are here."

"You don't want to do anything out of the ordinary that got you where you are. You got to come out and makes sure that the young guy that is replacing him understands that it is not going to be easy. That is why it is a difficult Oklahoma defense and that is why we play the defense the way that we play. We got to make sure that we be vocal, communicate out there and play great ball."

Kansas is a team that will most likely try to take some shots down the field, and Harris hopes that he has the chance to make some big plays in the game.

"All credit to them," Harris began.

"They are a great team and they have great tenacity on the field. They like to take their shits, but if that is the case then I hope to be Todd Reesing's best receiver."

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