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Sunday, January 4, 2009
Harris discounts Heisman Trophy matchup

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

Thursday's FedEx BCS National Championship Game will provide a rare bowl matchup between Heisman Trophy winners.

It will be the first time since Oklahoma quarterback Jason White and USC quarterback Matt Leinart faced each other in the 2005 Orange Bowl for the national championship. USC won the game, 55-19.

But Oklahoma safety Nic Harris discounts the excitement of Thursday's game between current Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford and Tim Tebow, who won the trophy last season.

"It's cool for who? Cool for fans, cool for the critics, cool for us at the end of the day? It's not really cool for us," Harris said.

Instead, Harris said his team is more intent on carrying the BCS crystal trophy after the game rather than the Heisman matchup between the two individual star quarterbacks.

"We're not worried about trophies," Harris said. "The only trophy we're concerned about is the one that will be presented when the last second comes off the clock. We need to care of what we need to take care off on the 8th."

Harris said he's not concerned with the historical ramifications of the championship game, or the two Heisman winners playing at the same.

"I could care less who won the Heisman," Harris said. "It doesn't really matter to me."