Backup Texas QB leaving to focus on academics
Backup Texas quarterback Sherrod Harris won’t return for his
final season so he can focus on getting his degree.
Harris said Friday he had ”a couple of tough semesters” and
wanted to stay on track to graduate in December. He is majoring in
The 6-foot-3, 215-pounder from the Dallas area played in five
games during three seasons as a backup to Colt McCoy.
Harris was the No. 3 quarterback last year behind McCoy and
then-freshman Garrett Gilbert, the new starter who played most of
the BCS championship game loss to Alabama after McCoy got hurt.
The backup battle will be between a pair of freshmen – Connor
Wood and Case McCoy, Colt’s brother.