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Updated: projected OL starter takes a semester off from Nebraska

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A promising future for one of Nebraska’s offensive lineman has been put on hold.

Coach Bo Pelini announced Saturday after practice that sophomore lineman Tyler Moore has left the team temporarily for what’s being amounted to personal reasons, although would not explain further.

We’ll see where that goes,” Pelini said. “I’m not exactly sure if that’s going to be permanent or not permanent. He’s working through some things personally.”

Rumors of Moore’s departure have been circulating for the past few days with the Florida native not at practice or team meetings. But Pelini added that the door is open for Moore’s return. Whether or not he will return remains┬áto be seen as it’s unclear (officially) why he’s taken the leave.

Moore became the first true freshman offensive lineman ever to start a season opener for Nebraska. He went on to start the first four games at right tackle in 2011 and was expected to be named the starting left tackle this fall.

Updated 8/12 @2:34 p.m. ET: In an interview with the Tampa Bay Times, Moore’s father, Brian Moore, said the lineman is taking a semester off from Nebraska.

“He is back home. He had some things he wasn’t happy about at Nebraska, and he’s going to come home to get his head straight,” Moore said Monday. “He’ll take classes at St. Pete College, and then in January he’ll make a decision.”

That decision should boil down to three options: go back to Nebraska, or transfer to Florida or Florida State.

“He just wasn’t enjoying himself,” Moore said. “And if he’s not enjoying himself, I don’t want him to do it.”

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4 Responses to “Updated: projected OL starter takes a semester off from Nebraska”
  1. roundup5 says: Aug 12, 2012 9:10 PM

    If Bo doesn’t get his act together, there will be
    trouble brewing in Lincoln. Seems everyone has
    “miles to go”. We are recruiting good OL’s and
    they are not being developed by Barney Cotton,
    and Bo will not move him to some admin
    position, possibly because Cotton’s three sons
    are on the team.

  2. rsmeans says: Aug 12, 2012 10:43 PM

    Why would he stay in a weak conference like the Big10 who has all kinds of discipline problems and distractions and coaches who coach poorly and rarely discipline their players. Best he go to the ACC, Notre Dame or the SEC which are much cleaner conferences with one being much stronger.

  3. buckeyeluvn says: Aug 13, 2012 8:40 AM

    SEC is a clean conference? Thanks for giving me my morning laugh.

  4. fnc111 says: Aug 13, 2012 4:04 PM

    Why isn’t USF a possibility? The depth charts will be tough to climb at UF and FSU.

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