There might not be a player on the Florida roster that understands the new offense better than Omarius Hines. The redshirt senior has lined up all over the field during spring installation and fall camp. He came to Florida as a receiver and split some time at tight end before moving to running back in the spring. Now, his versatility could be a big part of the Gators' attack.
August 20, 2012
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.
March 29, 2012
The depth at running back isn't pretty. The Florida coaches have been forced to get creative this spring, including getting some reps in the backfield for Omarius Hines and Chris Johnson, to make sure there are enough capable bodies in the fall. After only one day of practice in pads, Florida head coach Will Muschamp is optimistic about the position changes.
March 19, 2012
Omarius Hines said things are pretty much the same at practice despite all the recent turmoil surrounding Florida's football program. Hines insists the offense will look no different come January 1 and said all three quarterbacks are still getting "equal" reps at the position.
December 28, 2010
The time spent on the practice field eased Omarius Hines' nerves. When the fake punt was called in the third quarter of Saturday's win over Tennessee, Hines knew the Gators spent enough time on the practice field to convert the first down. After lining up to take the snap, he knew what was about to happen. Florida was about to steal the momentum again.
September 20, 2010
One of the bright spots for the Florida offense last weekend was the play of receiver Omarius Hines. Hines caught three passes for 49 yards and a touchdown. Playing from the tight end position, Hines is more of a receiver with his exceptional speed and quickness. Like the rest of the offense, he is looking for improved play and expects to see it Saturday against USF.
September 9, 2010