Florida Football News: QB Treon Harris To Keep Running Against The Seminoles

Florida Gators freshman starting quarterback Treon Harris took a major beating against Vanderbilt on November 8th, taking a few monster hits during just his second starting assignment with the team.

Harris remains banged up, but offensive coordinator Kurt Roper is adamant that Harris' ability to break runs to the outside will play a pivotal role in the team's rivalry game at the Florida State Seminoles on Saturday.

“Aggressiveness comes on perimeter runs, quarterback runs and different things like that,” Roper said, via Jonathan Czupryn of the Palm Beach Post. “Trying to get outside of the tackle box, per se. That’s just kind of who’ve we morphed into and who we’ve become this season.”

Harris is the team's third-leading rusher with 250 yards on 56 carries. Conversely, he has thrown the ball just 50 times in his four starts with the Gators.

“He’s not 245 pounds,” Roper said. ” But we’ve got to utilize his feet. We’ve got to be able to do that. So does it affect accuracy? I think it does."

“That’s why you don’t see a whole lot of people doing it at that next level.”

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