Found December 06, 2011 on
The Duck Stops Here:
It's a testament to the character and resilience of the Oregon team that in each of Chip Kelly's first three years, they won a conference title with a key player suspended or dismissed for disciplinary reasons. The Ducks went 36-6 without running back LeGarrette Blount in 2009, returning starting quarterback Jeremiah Masoli in 2010, and All-American returner and cornerback Cliff Harris in 2011.
In a different era, with a different coach or in a different part of the country, these three players would have been coddled through. Urban Meyer's Florida teams had 31 arrests involving 25 players. Many of those players missed no more than a half against Central State Tech, and the Gators won two national championships.
So far, Kelly recruits character and disciplines failures of character, and the Ducks have won because of it, as a team. In each of the above cases, younger players stepped up and did tremendous jobs: redshirt freshman LaMichael James, inexperienced sophomor...
BEST OF MAXIM
Cliff Harris was dismissed from the Oregon football team Tuesday after violating team rules.
Media reports state those team rules included a citation for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana in Fresno, Calif., on Nov. 25, however that's not been confirmed by the university.
Still, Harris took to his Facebook page to apologize to Ducks fans for "the circumstances...
((HT: KVAL-TV Eugene))Now the HQ may know why that happened...The Fresno Bee reports that Cliff Harris was cited for less than an ounce of marijuana possession over Thanksgiving...All the University of Oregon would say was that all of the info on the release was in their release, and that head coach Chip Kelly would not go over any kind of discipline in public.Harris was busted for...
Based on his sophomore season at Oregon and the accompanying hype over the offseason, this should have been the week Cliff Harris basked in the adulation of All-America teams and whatever other awards were his for the taking. Instead, after a season on the bench and in the doghouse, it was the day he was booted from the team for good: Per a release from the university, Harris has...
All-American cornerback Cliff Harris has been dismissed from the Oregon Ducks for violating team rules.
EUGENE – University of Oregon cornerback Cliff Harris has been dismissed from the Ducks’ football program for a violation of team rules, according to the Ducks’ Head Coach Chip Kelly Monday.
Cliff Harris• Rob Moseley reports that Cliff Harris has been dismissed from the Ducks’ football program for a violation of team rules, coach Chip Kelly announced Monday.Really too bad that Cliff couldn't get his act together. Here's hoping he can get his priorities straight and make something of himself.GO DUCKS!
Oregon cornerback Cliff Harris, who missed the Ducks' last five games under an indefinite suspension, has been dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules, coach Chip Kelly said in a prepared statement.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- All-American cornerback Cliff Harris has been dismissed from the Oregon Ducks for violating team rules.
After the Oregon Ducks beat UCLA 49-31 in the Pac-12 championship game this past weekend their coach slipped in a few words for Dr. Pepper and UPS. Little side job I guess. That provoked someone to make an awesome parody video with his head on Pitbull's body singing "Let's Have a Real Good Time." Unlike trick shot videos, parody videos never get old.