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Antonya English

Even without Percy Harvin, Florida's running game won't change

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Florda running backs coach Kenny Carter isn't stupid. He understands what he lost when former WR/RB Percy Harvin decided to take an early exit to the NFL.

All that means is the Gators are without a "phenomenal' talent. It doesn't mean Florida is going to make wholesale changes to its running game, Carter said.

"It's not going to change at all, not at all,'' said Carter, now is his second season with the Gators. "It's just that No. 1 (Harvin's former number) is on defense now. Tha'ts the only thing that's going to be different. We're not going to change. We're going to do what we do. We've got great players and we're going to put them in a position to make plays.''

Currently, the Gators plan on relying on the speedy duo of Jeff Demps and Chris Rainey, along with Emmanuel Moody and Brandon James to produce a bonafide running game.

But the idea of replacing Percy Harvin is, well, just not possible.

"There's never going to be another Percy Harvin,'' Carter said.. "You can ask the Minnesota Vikings that. He's a phenomenal player and you can't replace him. But what we can do is put our ball players in a position, like we did Percy, to make plays.''

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 1:13pm]

    

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