When Urban Meyer coached at Utah, his starting free safety Morgan Scalley was sidelined with migraine headaches, so he's a little familiar with what Gator wide receiver Percy Harvin is currently going through.
"I had a player at Utah
that dealt with migraines," Urban Meyer
said after Thursday's practice. "I've seen them shut them down for four days. I've never had to deal with them, but I've had players have them and they're awful."
Although Harvin is feeling better, Meyer said it is unlikely that he'll play on Saturday against Florida Atlantic
"I went and saw him at the infirmary today," Meyer said. "That's like four days in a row. His mom and dad are down. They've been down for about 2-3 day. He's feeling a little better now. They're doing IV treatments on him."
Meyer said a couple of Harvin's teammates have also visited him at the health center.
Maurkice Pouncey is ready to play on Saturday should the Gators need him. The freshman offensive guard suffered a high ankle sprain last Saturday. Said Meyer, "He's going to play. He had a great day. He heals well, and he works at it. He spent all day in the training room. He did a really good job. I'm not sure if he'll start. Marcus Gilbert will play. He's a guy that stepped in and has done a nice job."
With a big win against South Carolina last week and a rivalry game against Florida State next week, this weekend's matchup against FAU could set up to be a trap game for the Gators. The Owls are 5-4 with a win against Minnesota from the Big Ten. Said Meyer, "The film doesn't lie. We're playing a team that's competing for a conference championship. For our guys, it's just game-to-game and just trying to get a little better. This is a good team."
Meyer's daughter Nikki plays on the Buchholz High School Volleyball team that competes in the state semifinals on Friday. Said Meyer, "My daughter's awful nervous about it. I'm going to do anything I can to go and see that. They play Friday and Saturday."
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