As expected, Miami confirmed today that Jacory Harris was diagnosed with a head injury in Saturday’s embarrassing loss to Virginia. What’s still unknown is his availability for this Saturday’s game against Maryland.
The Hurricanes quarterback suffered a concussion on a vicious — but clean — second-quarter hit by a Cavaliers defensive player. Head coach Randy Shannon said the junior is doing fine, but his status for this weekend’s game will be determined later on in the week.
“Jacory’s doing fine right now,” Shannon said. “Our medical team, they’ve done a great job of evaluating and making sure that Jacory is OK. The process of when Jacory’s going to be playing will be up to our medical staff. …
“We’d love to have him back, but at this point in time we don’t know if he’ll be able to make it back.”
If Harris is unable to go, he would be replaced under center by freshman Stephen Morris. Harris was initially replaced by Spencer Whipple, but, after tossing two interceptions on his only two possessions, Whipple gave way to Morris for the entire second half.
Morris had not thrown a pass this season until entering the game in the third quarter, and the 9-of-22 passing and two interceptions bore out that fact. However, he did throw for 162 yards and two touchdowns, showing signs that he would not be completely overwhelmed if called upon to start and play an entire game.