The biggest question about Florida heading into tonight's BCS national championship game against Oklahoma was whether the Gators' most exciting offensive playmaker, Percy Harvin, would be completely healthy.
The early returns are in, and Harvin looks just fine. On Florida's first offensive series, Harvin caught a pass over the middle, cut to the inside and picked up a big first down on a third-and-8. He didn't seem to have any trouble moving on his injured ankle.
Later on the drive (which ended with a Tim Tebow interception), Harvin got drilled behind the line of scrimmage on a handoff and lost yardage. But that was a breakdown in the Gators' blocking, not anything Harvin failed to do.
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Fox reported during the game broadcast that Harvin had to take painkillers before the game, so there's a risk that when the painkillers wear off, he could be hurting. But so far, there's every reason to believe Harvin will be the big-time player the Gators need.
BCS National Championship Game: Florida's Percy Harvin Looks Good vs. Oklahoma originally appeared on NCAA Football FanHouse on Thu, 08 Jan 2009 20:42:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.