Dr. Saturday writes that after their win over Florida State, we thought Miami might be for real — now we know they are. And the main reason? Jacory Harris, of course:
[T]here’s no way to minimize Jacory Harris’ emergence as the best quarterback in the ACC. There’s not really any competition right now: As well-protected as he was against a Tech front that terrorized Clemson last Thursday, Harris still was exceptionally comfortable, aware and accurate to receivers who were mostly wide open and — this is a big deal for Miami receivers, given their recent history — held on to almost every ball. In two games, Harris is hitting 70 percent of his passes for 11 yards per attempt and 16 per completion, with dangerous/suddenly reliable targets all over the place, a sublimely ridiculous buzzcut and an as yet unflappable presence in the pocket; already, it looks very easy for him.
Meanwhile, Chris Littmann at The Sporting Blog is about to do it — he’s about the break out the “Heisman” talk:
The notion of Harris making his way to the Heisman ceremony seemed laughable, not only because Harris had done little in his career, but the odds were stacked against him breaking through the Bradford-Tebow-McCoy trio. […] But look at the way this is laying out for Harris, who has already landed himself two Top 25 wins. Next week he gets to go into Blacksburg to take on the Hokies. After that, he’ll get a shot at what could be a Bradford-less Oklahoma. If, and it’s certainly a big if given the caliber of competition, he comes out of this games maintaining similar stats and an unblemished record, how does he not become a serious part of the Heisman conversation? A spot has opened up thanks to Bradford’s injury, and Harris is in prime position to step up and snag it.