The word is out, Florida Gator Percy Harvin will play in the National Championship against the Oklahoma Sooners. A healthy Harvin will of course have a tremendous impact on the outcome of the big game. Many people focus on his raw explosive talent, and they should, but the biggest aspect of a healthy Harvin, might just be his ability to draw attention as a decoy. Tim Teabow and the Gators can win the Championship without getting the ball to Percy one single time.
Florida truly did miss Percy in the SEC Championship game. Heck, it might of been 41-20 if he was playing. But as we saw in that game, the Gators have an arsenal of offensive weapons always on standby. No team can afford to shun the likes of Tim Teabow, Jerrery Demps, and Chris Rainey. And how can you come up with an effective game plan that realistically covers those guys and then Riley Cooper, David Nelson, Brandon James, and Emmanuel James as well. The answer is, you probably can't! I would like to throw another nuke at you while we're talking great players, his name is Aaron Hernandez. This guy is off the charts with talent. If there is one guy that the Sooners should watch, it's Hernandez.
Of course, any great coach like Bob Stoops will naturally try and formulate some plan to contain the highly potent Gators. Truthfully, I'd rather be in Urban Myers shoes, because Florida has the ability to get you off balance and then knock you out. Sometimes all you can do is try and hold on like some tired boxer getting beat down in the corner while the crowd yells..."knock em out, knock em out." Yeah, the Gators do float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.
Now back to Harvin, who might be the most entertaining college football player ever to play at the University of Florida. Nobody gets the fans out of their seats like this guy. He has the ability to make tacklers look silly, with his nasty jukes, as they try and bring him down, then turns on the jets and he is gone. I mean, GONE! Just like Coach Myer has said many times this year, Percy Harvin has the best first step in college football. And second step, and third step and...you get the picture.
So will they get Percy the ball? I think we all know that answer, of course they will! Some coach up in the box, high above the playing field will see some situation developing each and every play, until the call is made. The obvious conversation will go something like this. "It's Time." That's all that he will need to say. "It's Time." And the next play, Teabow will be looking down field for the Heisman that could of been. If those two hook up, watch out, because, "he-could-go-all-the -way!!!"
Coach Stoops has his hands full the next couple of weeks trying to come up with some sort of plan to deal with the feisty Florida bunch, but his hardest job of all, might be trying to sale it to his own team. If those Sooner players watched any Gator games this year, or ESPN highlights, they must be reeling with anxiety at this point. But if there is one team that can possibly upset the Gators, it's the Sooners. Why? I'm so glad you insist on proding me for my infinite college football wisdom. It's because Bob Stoops used to be the defensive coordinator for the Florida Gators. Just thought I'd throw that in there too! Whatever the outcome, the National Championship is sure to be one heck of a shoot out. And I believe those Gators will be the National Champions a lot Sooner than those Okie dudes! Go Gators!!!
By: Charles J Asbury II