Miami sophomore quarterback Jacory Harris is starting to get some Heisman Trophy hype, and all of it is not coming from the Hurricanes' sports information department or the media. Harris has received the endorsement of none other than Bills receiver Terrell Owens.
"The canes r lookin good!!!'' Owens wrote on his Twitter account. "Jacory will be if nt already up 4 sum heisman consideration!! Colt who, Sam who & anybody else mark & lou.''
For those who do know, T.O. was referring to Texas quarterback Colt McCoy and Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford as well as ESPN college football analysts Mark May and Lou Holtz.
Harris is playing great in leading Miami to a 2-0 start, and he can enchance his Heisman resume the next two weeks with games at Virginia Tech and at home against Oklahoma. Meanwhile, Bradford's chances of a repeat Heisman was damaged by a shoulder injury. But Harris still trails McCoy, whose Longhorns could end up playing for the national title.
Also, there is Florida quarterback and 2007 Heisman winner Tim Tebow, who plays for the best team in the country. Perhaps Owens forgot about him.
I agree with T.O. that Harris is a great early-season story, though. But unless the Canes run the table (a possibility if they beat Virginia Tech and Oklahoma), Harris' chances of taking home the trophy is slim.