Sunday, November 2, 2008

Change We Need

Both candidates this week were in the battleground state of Virginia. They both made their case as "the" choice, with one exiting with the upper hand. One made a couple mistakes to damage his reputation while the other appealed to the masses with his actions.

Jacory Harris and Robert Marve once again battled for supremacy and the starting job at Quarterback U.

But another ACC game, another "boneheaded" mistake by Marve. So enter Harris, the tall, lanky, skinny, quiet freshman signal-called.

And another tough situation, trailing on the road in a conference game, another Harris masterpiece.

Harris engineered a miraculous 15-play, 95-yard scoring drive spanning 7 minutes. It was not only the longest drive of the season, but also the most important. If Harris and the 'Canes don't score, they lose the game, drop to 2-3 in the ACC, 5-4 overall and out of ACC championship contention. But instead, Harris kept his poise and calmly drove from his own 2.

Unlike Marve, Harris did not force balls into tight spaces, did not turn the ball over, did not lose. Harris instead, stood tall in the pocket, patiently waited for open receivers and nailed them with lasers, lofts and dying quails.

Harris led UM to another victory and gave us something we have wanted and needed: Change.

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