You knew the story of Tyler Moore’s departure from Nebraska — at least his side of it — had to come out some time. That time was today.
Moore, the first true freshman to start on the offensive line in the history of Nebraska football, was one of the dominant Husker story lines this time last year after he temporarily left camp and then permanently left the program. Moore ended up at St. Petersburg College, a junior college with no football team, so he could transfer to Florida in the spring and be eligible to play right away.
On Thursday, Gator Country published a story on Moore that included his take on his decision to leave Nebraska.
“It just wasn’t the right fit for me you know, so I just had to get out,” he told the website.
Moore, filling in for an injured Marcel Jones, started the Huskers’ first four games in 2011 at right tackle but only played in five of Nebraska’s final nine games after Jones returned to the lineup. As many speculated at the time, that was at least part of the reason Moore decided to transfer.
“Of course everyone wants more playing time, but I believe I should have gotten more playing time throughout the year, I was busting my butt all year practicing and trying to get some playing time and still only got a few plays here and there,” Moore said.
“Little things that I had to deal with at Nebraska made me slowly hate the game after so much time being there.”
With the Gators this fall, Moore has made the transition to right guard after spending all of last spring at tackle.