Tape It Up: Florida: Harvin Not All There

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Florida: Harvin Not All There

Florida standout receiver Percy Harvin has been limited in practice for two days now, but that does not mean he will be limited on Saturday when Auburn comes to town. Harvin injured his hip in last week's 30-24 win at Ole Miss and has not fully recovered, but should play anyway, which is good news for Florida -- in addition to having the best game of his career last week (11 catches for 121 yards), the 5-foot-11, 187-pound sophomore leads the Gators in receiving (21 catches for 336 yards and 3 TDs) and ranks third on the team in rushing (20 carries for 155 yards and 1 TD).

Still, missing practice is missing practice (and yes, we all know that what we're talking about is practice), and that concerns head coach Urban Meyer. Harvin was apparently running during Tuesday's session, but left the field early to receive treatment. Harvin may be obscenely talented, but he is only a sophomore. Missing practice is never a good thing for a young player, no matter how much.

"He plays better when he practices," Meyer said. No big surprise there.

Still, Meyer said Harvin should not need more than three days to recover and he is certain that the team's wide receiver-running back-quarterback will be back to his normal versatile state by Saturday.

Wide receiver Andre Caldwell and cornerback Markihe Anderson will most likely remain on the bench this weekend as they rest their respective sprained MCLs. But in the good news department, offensive lineman Maurkice Pouncey should be back from his ankle sprain along with defensive tackle Brandon Antwine, whose hyper-extended elbow should be mild enough to allow him some playing time.

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