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Ex-Husker lineman headed to Gators

Tyler Moore AP

Back in mid-August it was reported that Tyler Moore was taking a sabbatical from the Nebraska football program and taking a semester off from the school, with head coach Bo Pelini stating that the door would be open for the player to return.

Apparently, the offensive lineman has decided to close the door Pelini had left open for him.

Speaking to GatorNation.com, Moore’s father confirmed that his son has decided to transfer from the Cornhuskers to Florida.  Moore, who is currently attending a junior college in his home state of Florida, had intended to re-sign with the Huskers.

Instead, after meeting with head coach Will Muschamp and the Gator coaching staff, Moore opted to continue his collegiate playing career closer to his hometown of Clearwater, Fla.

“He really likes Coach Muschamp and the Florida staff and just felt really comfortable when he was there,” Brian Moore, Tyler’s father, told the website. “I’ve never seen a staff work as hard as their staff. From Muschamp, to the strength coach (Jeff) Dillman, to the director of player personnel Jon Haskins, there was just a different energy at Florida.”

The elder Moore also confirmed that the decision came down to a choice between UF and Florida State.

Last season, Moore, a four-star member of Nebraska’s 2011 recruiting class, started four games for the Cornhuskers, the most ever for a true freshman at the school.  He was projected to be the starting left tackle this season before abruptly leaving the program.

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13 Responses to “Ex-Husker lineman headed to Gators”
  1. tlmoon2112 says: Sep 20, 2012 2:44 PM

    Yay for us, a little sunshine after all the folks who transferred away.

  2. roundup5 says: Sep 20, 2012 3:17 PM

    Daddy’s taking care of everything! I wonder if Daddy is
    going to insure Junior starts. If not, he will show up at
    FSU, as I’am sure their coaching staff works harder than
    any other college.
    A “quitter” is like a leopard, I.e., their spots never change!

  3. florida727 says: Sep 20, 2012 4:47 PM

    “roundup5″, I dare you, absolutely DARE YOU, to say that to his dad’s face. His dad is the strength and conditioning coach at Countryside High School. I see him at the basketball courts near where I live every weekend. The guy is a freaking house. I’d REALLY love to hear you tell his dad that his son is a “quitter”. The aftermath? Now THAT would have high entertainment value. They’d be picking you up in little plastic baggies.

  4. delfi2 says: Sep 20, 2012 6:28 PM

    @florida727. And you must be their attorney or just some delusional fan of the Gay-tors who is puffing his chest out on a blog hiding behind your words similar to your target. hmmm, nice job LOSER.

  5. roundup5 says: Sep 20, 2012 6:55 PM

    @florida727. Tell me moron, did the guy quit, or didn’t he?
    His Daddy played for Nebraska; he didn’t quit because he
    didn’t get to start a particular game. Daddy, I’am not starting,
    HELP! He quit because he thought he was better than he really is!

  6. gatorfan1 says: Sep 20, 2012 7:29 PM

    roundup5:

    You do not know what you are talking about. I also live in the Clearwater area and know of the same courts that 727 mentioned and have played b-ball there many times.

    727 is correct, HE would kill you!!!

    However, the real reason Tyler came home is because he just recently got engaged and wanted to be close to home for his fiance. She is a teacher and I’m sure they are getting married and will go to Gainesville together so they can be close to home. As an FYI he was never a Gator fan but he and his fiancee (wife) will only be 2 hours away from both families by going to Gainesville.

    Tyler was, I believe, the first true freshman offensive lineman to ever start at Nebraska and started 4 games last year and was going to be the starting left tackle this year. Doesn’t sound as if he was “better than he thought” being a first team LT as a Sophomore for one of the better teams in the nation.

    I’ve got any wager with you, that barring injury, he plays in the NFL. Let me know?

    We shouldn’t brand all kids losers just because they transfer. Sometimes life gets in the way and you need to adjust. He has adjusted very well it seems.

  7. blueglaze says: Sep 20, 2012 7:51 PM

    What’s wrong with quitting if you’re not starting and transferring? No harm no foul and y’all are just some nervous jealous cinnamon roll fans that know they have only won 2.5 games this season versus high school talent…. Just sayin…

  8. roundup5 says: Sep 20, 2012 8:04 PM

    @gatorfan1. I would expect no less from a supporter. However,
    IF, and I capitalize IF, Coach Pelini would reveal what the real
    reason is, you would be off-base with your reasoning. You see,
    if what you say the reason was as you described, Bo would have
    announced that he was transferring. He didn’t!

  9. gatorfan1 says: Sep 20, 2012 8:58 PM

    roundup5:

    Not quite sure about your conclusion. Why would Pelini announce it ?

    However, since you seem to be able to use the internet, feel free to look up the article in St. Petersburg Times.

    He clearly was never a Gator fan, as a matter of fact he hated Florida! So why would he go there and not FSU? The traveling, that’s why. UF is 2 hours away, FSU six hours away. Both teams offered a scholly.

    I’m not into bashing kids like yourself. Wherever he chose I would be happy for him. These are 18-19 year old kids for god’s sake! Take a look at yourself.

    Also my son is a friend to him and his engagement announcement is all over Face Book and everyone in this area knows about it. Feel free to educate yourself and do some research. The internet opens up a whole new world of research capabilities, even for the uneducated. Try it!!

  10. blackshirtz says: Sep 20, 2012 9:28 PM

    He is a kid. He is allowed to change his mind. Period.

    As a Husker fan, I support him.

    Good luck, Tyler. We were proud to have you as a Husker. Remember, you will always bleed Husker Red!

    GBR

  11. lowtalker says: Sep 20, 2012 10:54 PM

    THIS is the deal! . . . LISTEN PLEASE! . . . EVERYONE! . . . . . . the young man started at Nebraska as a freshman . . and would have started this year . . . his father played here and wanted him to stay . . . . he is a great young man . . . . . and he is 20 and in love and from Florida, oh yeah, so is his girlfriend . . . . . . . . he wanted to be closer . . . . .can you believe that???? . . . gatorfan1 is correct! . . .good luck to him . . . . I am Husker fan and wish he would have stayed but he wanted to be closer to home . . good for him . . .

  12. florida727 says: Sep 21, 2012 2:16 PM

    “gatorfan1″, thanks for the additional insights. I’d still pay, a lot I might add, to see roundup5 tell Tyler’s dad that his son is a quitter. Can you facilitate? Just another idiot hater.

  13. gatorfan1 says: Sep 21, 2012 8:17 PM

    florida727:

    It must be a small world. We obviously know each other from “Curlew”. My son and I have been playing there for years and we know Tyler and his dad from there also.

    If I’m a betting man you are also a huge Dolphin fan also, correct ?

    If you are who I think you are, I’m the one who introduced you to Mark Duper when he was visiting a neighbor of mine.

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