Running back Adam Lane has left the team, the Gators announced on Sunday.
Lane, a redshirt sophomore from Winter Haven, Fla., rushed 24 times for 189 yards and a touchdown in 2014. He put up a bulk of those stats in the Birmingham Bowl win over East Carolina, rushing 16 times and 109 yards and a touchdown on the way to the bowl’s MVP honors.
But Lane saw his stock slip with the new Jim McElwain staff taking over for the fired Will Muschamp, so he asked for – and was granted – his release from the team. So while the official reason for Lane leaving is “family issues”, both Jordan Scarlett and Jordan Cronkrite – two incoming freshman – were both in line to receive playing time in addition to Lane, according to Zach Abolverdi of GatorSports.com.
It’s unclear which school Lane will play for next.
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