“At this point, I don’t think he’s going to play.”
Those are the words from Urban Meyer to describe Percy Harvin’s chances this Saturday. He apparently said the same thing about Brandon Spikes.
It’s disappointing, especially for me since this is the only game I know for sure I’ll get to see in person this season. I really wanted to see those guys play.
Florida can replicate Harvin’s game using Deonte Thompson and Chris Rainey, so the offense will be fine. The loss of Spikes could make things a little dicey, but Hawai’i doesn’t run it enough and Miami has so many issues with injuries and suspensions that it probably doesn’t make a huge difference.
Ultimately, the goal is getting them ready for September 20th. The fact that it could be their first game brings up the specter of rust, but they’re good guys and can handle it.
Even if they suddenly get a lot better by Saturday somehow, it’s probably in the team’s best interest to sit them out still. Drat.