Adam Lane, the Florida running back best-known for his performance in the Birmingham Bowl, is no longer a member of the Gators’ football program.
Coach Jim McElwain made the announcement Sunday, saying the sophomore from Winter Haven is dealing with family issues and wants to be closer to home. “As you’ve heard me say many occasions, household comes first on this program and we’ll grant him his launch and we’ll do all the things we will do to assist him”.
Lane (5-foot-8, 215 lbs), who earned most valuable player honors at the Gators’ Birmingham Bowl win over East Carolina, rushed for 181 yards off 7.5 yards per carry and a touchdown in 2014-most of that production coming against the Pirates. It’s unclear which school Lane will play for next. “That’s the main goal”.
Adam Lane #22 of the Florida Gators carries past defender Robby Irgang #90 of the Eastern Kentucky Colonels of the game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Gainesville, Florida. “When you have got everyone competing that is once you get nice issues”. With a newly rededicated Kelvin Taylor as Florida’s presumed starter and talented freshmen Jordan Scarlett and Jordan Cronkite breathing down Lane’s back, any visions of being more than the Gators’ No. 2 runner were likely folly. Herndon would at least be a capable body to fill that role should the depth chart take another hit at the position.