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Harris ready for his turn

August 23, 2005

Albany - When Albany State head coach Mike White hired Donald Pittman to be his offensive coordinator four years ago, Pittman recruited Hosea Harris from of Virginia to be his quarterback.

The senior from Chesapeake, Virginia has spent much of his career on the sidelines.

But that will change Saturday night when Hosea Harris is expected to get the starting call in Albany State's season opener at Miles College.

 It will be Harris' first start under center for Albany State since his freshman year.

One reason why Harris has not had a lot of playing time was Uyl Joyner who was the Rams quarterback for the last two seasons.

Harris says losing that battle to Joyner has helped him in his battle this summer with freshman Terrance Ransom from Monroe High.

Harris said "He beat me out for the job for a reason. I just really studied everything he did and try to pick up on some of the things he did and also on what I do and just try to combine them together. I am ready for it. It is my chance. I am going to show people what I can do"

Head coach Mike White says that freshman Terrance Ransom will also play in Saturday night's season opener which starts at seven o'clock eastern in Birmingham.

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