The masses react to Cliff Harris
October 25, 2011, 1:44 pm
It's safe to say that many people care about what Cliff Harris did and what happens to Cliff Harris from this point forward, whether you agree or not with the severity of Cliff's offense and the subsequent suspension handed down from Head Coach Chip Kelly.
So why has Cliff's actions been so greatly exposed? What is his status on the football team? Has he lost trust from his teammates and the coaches?
When a player like Cliff Harris, filled with the greatest potential and a character with such a dynamic personality is cast into the limelight, it is recipe for a big spotlight. Harris has been known for his outlandish quotes in addition to his vivacious and aggressive style of play. You either really love Cliff Harris, or you can't stand the guy. Either way, you can't help but care. If you follow the Ducks, chances are, your emotions are conflicted; your heart is telling you one as a fan, but your brain and conscience know what is right and it is difficult trying to reason outside of that burden of truth.
On the Morning Sports Page, Chad had the chance to weigh all of those options! Jay Allen, Sports Director for 750 The Game and sideline reporter for the Oregon Ducks radio team joined Chad to talk about the good, bad and the ugly that is Cliff Harris and the predicament that Harris and the Ducks football team find themselves in. Can players trust Harris on and off the field? Is it fair to them to keep everyone in limbo his status as a member of the football team? Jay answers those questions.
As well, the Godfather Dwight Jaynes of Comcast Sports Net, who is involved with Ducks players and coaches on a daily basis weighs in on the pros and cons of keeping a ticking time bomb like Harris around, despite the potential for fame and for failure. Is it better to cut bait and run? Or does Harris' potential to elevate the Ducks from soaring to new heights strike a greater allure for Chip Kelly and the Ducks?
Another public figure that frequented 750AM was Lars Larson, who can now be heard weekdays on FM News 101.1 FM KXL. Known for his strong takes and harsh political critiques, Lars came in fuming at the dismay that he, like other taxpayers are sacrificing tax dollars to support this behavior at a public university? Who has gone over the line: Cliff or Lars? You decide!
Finally, the only media member since Cliff Harris' suspension for driving 118mph in a 65mph zone to his reinstatement to his subsequent second suspension, Rashad Floyd joined Chad Doing in studio for the PROZONE to discuss Cliff Harris as a young man who is trying to get his act together, while struggling to find his identity. Cliff Harris welcomed Rashad into his home, whom he shares with Oregon quarterback Darron Thomas and senior safety Eddie Pleasant, where he apologized for his actions and recognized that he needs to stay out of trouble and knows that there are eyes on him. Rashad breaks down the struggles of a young man like Cliff, since Rashad admits that he dealt with the same pressures that Cliff is living with currently. What is it that people continue to care about Cliff Harris? Why is it that people are so quick to judge, and judge harshly? Find out here! A must listen!