GAINESVILLE -- Florida receiver Percy Harvin hasn't practiced with the Gators since his ankle sprain against Florida State but UF coach Urban Meyer said on Tuesday that Harvin is ahead of schedule and is probable for the national championship game on Jan.8.
Harvin, who remained in Gainesville over the holidays to receive treatment for his injury, tested his ankle on Tuesday during individual receiving drills. Meyer has been impressed with Harvin's dedication over the holidays. Florida is off on Wednesday but Harvin will once again be in the training room working to prepare for the national championship game.
"I'm not sure I've seen a guy do what he has done as far as commitment," Meyer said. "He's as competitive a guy as I have been around and it's showing up right now."
DOUBE DUTY FOR ADDAZIO
Recently promoted to offensive coordinator, UF assistant Steve Addazio said on Tuesday that he will call plays from the sidelines during the national championship game. Addazio is also the team's offensive line coach. Former UF offensive coordinator Dan Mullen will communicate with quarterback Tim Tebow from the press box.
"When you coach the offensive line, too, you want to be able to be there," said Addazio, who in 2004 doubled as Indiana University's offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. "In my previous stint doing this, I did it from the sideline. I really like looking in people's eyes. Everybody has got differing opinions about that -- the pros and the cons."