Oregon Duck Soup has a replay of Cliff Harris' second interception in the national championship game--his foot was down, he tucks ball away, spins around, puts his hand on the turf, rolls out of bounds, holds the ball aloft and tosses it to the official.
The signal on the field was, out of bounds. The official did not signal "incomplete." It looked like Harris took a complete step on the field of play before his landing.
It was a close play in a close game, let's say that. Critical to the outcome, as Auburn scored a touchdown on the next play.
This season, with a year to mature and having established himself as a leader and a playmaker, Harris could emerge as one of the best cornerbacks in the nation. The instincts he shows in this video tape, the break on the ball he takes, shows what a rare talent he is. Harris is covering another receiver on the play, and goes after the football like it was intended for him.
All told, he had three tackles, two memorable quotes, an interception and a fumble recovery in the national championship. A junior next season, Harris may be the most refreshing and original interview in sports since Muhammad Ali, well on his way to becoming a Duck legend.