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Hines Hoping for More Touches at Running Back

Hines Hoping for More Touches at Running Back

Position changes usually come from coaches seeing a better place for a player to make an impact. For Omarius Hines, he was the one that saw the opening. The redshirt senior noticed the lack of proven running backs on the Florida roster, and after not seeing the field much at tight end or wide receiver in recent years, Hines asked the coaches if he could start getting touches as a running back.

"I felt like I could be a better asset at running back because of my size and speed," Omarius Hines said. "We lost Jeff (Demps) and (Chris) Rainey, so I just wanted to pick up the slack from those guys." The position switch makes sense on paper for Florida. Hines hasn't produced enough at wide receiver or tight end to make him irreplaceable at those positions. In his first three seasons, Hines...

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