Senior Ronnie Harris is the only returning member of Stanford's secondary this season. In the Pac-12 conference, a league notorious for its abiliity to throw the ball, he knows the secondary must step up in order for the Cardinal to have a chance at winning the conference.

Harris spoke with John Reid of the San Jose Mercury News and had this to say about his secondary:

"We lost Jordan Richards, Zach Hoffpauir, Alex Carter, Wayne Lyons. They were some of my brothers whom I've been with the past four years. They were tremendous players and I wish them the best. This year is about getting back to the basics. We have a lot of young, hungry DBs. They're real competitors. The secondary will be just as good as last year, if not better."

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As for Stanford's chances this season, Harris likes what he sees:

"Coming into this year, we have more of a sense of urgency. You can't lose one game and expect to make it to the Pac-12 championship. We'll take it one game at a time. We're going to try to be consistent, as much as possible."

(h/t San Jose Mercury News)