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If he returns, look for Chris Rainey in the backfield



If Chris Rainey is allowed to play in the Georgia game on Saturday, it’s very possible he’ll see time in the backfield to help ease Florida’s injury situation at running back. Rainey was converted from RB to WR this season.

“Certainly the possibility exist for that because Chris is a guy that’s very talented that’s versatile and can do a lot of things,’’’ UF offensive coordinator Steve Addazio said Tuesday. “Of course he’s still in the process right now, he’s still following his course of events to be able to play himself.  So that’s still in the process. But he does give you some versatility for sure, assuming that he’s ready to go.’’

Addazio said the only drawback to moving Rainey is that he hasn’t practiced much at RB this season.

Rainey was suspended from the team in September, but has been reinstated on a provisional basis. UF coach Urban Meyer said if Rainey fulfills specific obligations this week, he will be allowed to play. In the meantime, the Gators are preparing to go with and without him.

"You just go about your business every day,'' Addazio said. "He’s getting reps in practice. And obviously he’s going to get even more because there are some guys that are dinged up and you just hope everything works out right.''

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 5:59pm]


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