The Florida Gators are thinner today at running back following the request of running back Adam Lane to transfer from the school.
Lane, the MVP of last season’s Birmingham Bowl, was not scheduled to start for the Gators, who have Kelvin Taylor at the position. However, Lane’s departure does affect the Florida depth factor. Freshmen Jordan Scarlett and Jordan Cronkite have shown flashes of ability in preseason camp. With a new quarterback running the team, the need to run the ball will be more important.
The Gators have only four scholarship players at the position.
Lane rushed for 109 yards on 16 carries in the Birmingham Bowl after seeing only spot duty throughout the season.
“Adam Lane has some family issues that he is dealing with and wants to be closer to home,” Gators’ coach Jim McElwain said. “As you’ve heard me say many times, family comes first in this program and we will grant him his release and we will do everything we can to help him.”