Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Treon Harris "a gamer"

Just typing that kid's name is like returning to the scene of a nightmare. But this feature on Harris is also a good reminder that Pruitt's defense must make the Gator sophomore throw the ball.
In just the bits and pieces of two seasons Harris has played in during his time in Gainesville, he has already competed in Neyland Stadium (Tennessee), Doak Campbell Stadium (Florida State), Tiger Stadium (LSU) and the split-stadium atmosphere of the Florida-Georgia game in Jacksonville.
While the quarterback was far from impressive in all of those games, he managed to make plays when necessary — whether it be with his feet, where Harris is arguably the most dangerous, or through the air, where he was serviceable but not extraordinary.
And in each game, the Gators either came away with the victory or had a chance to win on their final possession in every single one of them.
Oh boy. Getting nervous just reading that.

Hard not to agree with Blutarsky on setting the edge as both a means of controlling their run game and containing Harris' ability to hurt you with his feet and his arm. It wasn't much of a surprise when Grier was named the starter early in the season as he's more of what McIlwain wants in a quarterback. But as the article alludes to, Harris is a big play threat. Hell, he hasn't thrown nearly the number of passes that Grier has thrown this season but he's averaging over nine yards per attempt.

Which is why we can't be surprised when McIlwain and Nussmeier try to replicate some of what ran us over last year on the banks of the St. Johns, let it seep in a bit, then hit us over the top.

Ok. That's done. Promise I'll have plenty of reasons for optimism tomorrow and Thursday.