Sophomore left tackle Tyler Moore has temporarily left the Nebraska program, but is welcome to return, NU coach Bo Pelini told reporters after practice Saturday.
Pelini’s not certain if Moore will be back, though.
“I’m not exactly sure if that’s going to be permanent, or not permanent,” Pelini said. “He’s working through some things personally.”
Pelini said he has spoken with Moore. And he’s also talked with Moore’s father, Brian, who told the fifth-year coach that there are false rumors circulating on the Internet regarding his son. Pelini did not elaborate.
Moore was doing “fine” on the practice field during preseason camp, according to Pelini. Moore didn’t attend team meetings Friday morning, though.
“I’m not getting into what his situation is, but he’s got some things he’s got to figure out personally,” Pelini said.
Moore played in nine games and started four as a true freshman last year. The 6-foot-6, 305-pound tackle from Clearwater, Fla., was presumably the top candidate to start at left tackle this fall for Nebraska.
The Moore family is not commenting.