"It was a no-brainer as far as coming back as a coach. I knew this was where I wanted to be," said Harrell, who left his post as offensive coordinator at Bowie State to become Howard's coach this past January. "I just set my path and made sure to try to build my resume so that when the opportunity came I was well-qualified and the job would be easy for me to get. It's definitely a privilege for them to feel like I'm the guy to lead this charge."
"You're talking about two national brands. You can go across the country and people know about Morehouse and Howard University, so it's just a game of that magnitude that can be noticeable nationwide," Harrell said. "But for us we're not going to get caught up in the hype. They're just an opponent right now for us in our next game. We're just ready to play another football game."