Harvin may not be 100 percent, but he's close

January, 4, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Steve Addazio, Florida's recently promoted offensive coordinator, won't guarantee that Percy Harvin will be 100 percent for Thursday's FedEx BCS National Championship Game.

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But just having Harvin back on the field is a huge boost for the Gators. He missed the SEC championship game with a sprained right ankle.

"He had a great day [Saturday]," Addazio said. "It's really nice to see him practicing, doing well and feeling good."

Senior receiver Louis Murphy said Harvin looks fresh and is raring to go. Harvin has scored a touchdown in the past 14 games in which he's played, which is the longest such streak in the nation.

"He already told me that if he can't play in this game, then nobody is going to play in this game," Murphy said. "I have no doubts he's going to be ready."

The Oklahoma defenders are also expecting to see Harvin at his best.

"Any way they can get him the ball, they're going to get him the ball," Oklahoma cornerback Dominique Franks said. "You better know where he is every time they break the huddle."

Even though Franks made waves Sunday by saying there were three quarterbacks in the Big 12 that were better than Florida's Tim Tebow, he acknowledged that the Sooners haven't seen the kind of speed this season the Gators will put on the field Thursday.

"This will be the fastest team we've faced," Franks said.

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