Welcome to your new job, Chip Kelly. The new University of Oregon football coach is facing his first big crisis — what to do with star cornerback commit Cliff Harris. Cliff is currently in jail awaiting formal charges over accusations that he threatened a police officer during an incident involving his brother’s hat at his Fresno high school on Wednesday.
Harris is a four-star recruit according to both SCOUT and RIVALS, and is considered by many to be the best cover corner in the 2009 class. But will the Ducks pull their offer if Harris is charged with a felony? For what it’s worth, there are conflicting accounts of what really happened, with some students complaining that the officer used excessive force (including pepper spray) on Harris and his brother.