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Harris will open 2009 as starter at quarterback over Tampa's Marve for Miami football

CORAL GABLES — Miami coach Randy Shannon's 2009 depth chart won't be done for a while, but one spot is sewn up.

Sophomore-to-be Jacory Harris will enter as the starting quarterback, whether or not Robert Marve, who started 11 games this season, returns to the Hurricanes.

Marve, the former Plant High standout who will be a third-year sophomore, was suspended for Saturday's Emerald Bowl loss because of missed classes and is considering transfer options. Marve said last week that he wants to remain a Hurricane, and Shannon reiterated there's a place for him on the roster.

Shannon will speak soon with Marve "about what he wants to do, what can we do to help him get better at the University of Miami, or other options that he may want to venture (into)."

Marve completed 116 of 213 passes for 1,293 yards with nine touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Harris was 25-of-41 for 194 yards with two TDs and one interception in the bowl loss, with a late fumble that set up Cal's winning touchdown. For the season, he was 118-for-194 with 1,195 yards, 12 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

"Right now, I'm not thinking about the future. I'm just kind of upset that I let the senior class down," Harris said Saturday in San Francisco before leaving for a vacation with several teammates. "The future will come, and great things will happen for us."

TRANSFERS: RB Shawnbrey McNeal and TE Daniel Adderley will be granted releases to transfer. Shannon isn't sure which schools the players will choose. McNeal, who has an ailing mother and a small child to take care of in his native Texas, is thought to be considering TCU.

Harris will open 2009 as starter at quarterback over Tampa's Marve for Miami football 12/28/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 2:34pm]
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