Any NCAA ruling otherwise notwithstanding, of course.
Harris, a senior, has been identified as one of 12 — and possibly as many as 14 — current Miami players allegedly connected to former booster Nevin Shapiro through impermissible gifts. Earlier this week, UM declared Harris and seven others to be ineligible, with their possible return hinging upon the NCAA.
When asked if he thought he would play against this season, Harris said “yeah“.
“I just see the brighter side of things. I see a future where there’s going to be a lot of success,” Harris said. “That’s why I’m not even worried about what’s going to happen, if anything happens. Just leave it in God’s hands. Whatever happens, happens. I just got to deal with it, fight through it.”
How long he’ll have to fight is still being determined. Miami ruled the eight players ineligible with the hopes that the NCAA will quickly investigate them case by case, and possibly reinstate some or all of them by the time UM opens the season against Maryland on Sept. 5.
“Just like these penguins we watched the other day where they weathered a storm for six months and the males had to watch the eggs,” Harris added (?). “Then, when the storms finally subsided, the eggs hatched and they had their goal, which is to have their child. Our goal is to win the national championship. And through it all, we’re going to fight, keep on fighting and make it at the end.”
Oh, yeah, totally. Penguins and stuff. Morgan Freeman.
(Thanks to: Miami Herald)