Thursday, October 30, 2014

Treon Harris has the "it" factor

Nabulsi did a nice Q&A with Landon Watnick of Here's what he said about Florida's new starter under center.
"Harris cannot turn over the ball and needs to play within himself. That's what first-year offensive coordinator Kurt Roper wants to see from the 5-foot-11, 190-pound Harris, a quick, elusive freshman who can extend plays and do damage with his feet. Since he arrived at UF in only June, Harris hasn't had as much time to absorb Roper's playbook as his other fellow quarterbacks. While he has a strong arm, Harris isn't an incredibly accurate passer. But what separates him from the rest of Florida's signal callers are his knack for making plays and the "it" factor - what Florida coaches and players describe as Harris' cool, collected demeanor in the pocket. Sometimes Harris tries to extend plays too much, but as a dual threat he opens up plenty of opportunities for his tailbacks in the zone read. Roper affirmed Tuesday that he doesn't plan on scaling back the playbook for Harris, who's still learning some aspects of this offense. Although the freshman doesn't have nearly as much experience at Driskel, he's certainly an improvement. It really couldn't get any worse at quarterback previously." 
Like I said yesterday, even if Harris does "play within himself", there's a lot being placed on this guy's shoulders. Get after him early and often before he finds a rhythm.