News broke this weekend that Brian Adams has decided to give up football to focus on his promising baseball career. I know this isn’t getting a ton of attention and was kind of expected by most UK fans, but I believe this is a pretty big deal.
Adams came to UK relatively unheralded, but he had fans talking right away with his immense athleticism. An unfortunate medical issue forced Adams to miss his freshman season, and he never really has been able to get back on track since.
Now, conventional wisdom would say that losing a player that never made any on-field impact is not a huge loss. While that would normally be right, Adam’s departure will set a domino effect in motion that will certainly affect the team this season.