Sophomore left tackle Tyler Moore — who left the program last week during practice — isn’t coming back to Nebraska this fall, according to a story in the Tampa Bay Times. Instead, he’ll take classes at St. Pete College.
But he might come back, his dad, Brian, said. He might also go to Florida or Florida State.
“He loved Nebraska, he still loves Nebraska,” Brian Moore said. “Even when we were driving home yesterday, we were driving by Gainesville and I said maybe you’ll be wearing the blue and orange, but he said I’d rather wear red.”
There was no closure from the Nebraska side after Monday morning’s practice. Offensive coordinator Tim Beck only reiterated head coach Bo Pelini’s comments from Saturday that Moore has “some personal things right now.”
“He’s a great young man,” Beck said. “We’d love to have him in the program. I think he knows that.”
Beck did speak positively about the Huskers’ situation at offensive tackle, starting with returning lettermen Jeremiah Sirles, Brent Qvale and Andrew Rodriguez.
“I really like our guys,” Beck said. “We have some veterans over there that have a lot of playing experience, and good young talent coming up. I like what we got there.”
Beck also mentioned senior guard Brandon Thompson having experience at tackle, and added redshirt freshmen Givens Price and Zach Sterup to the mix. Beck said Price, a 6-foot-4, 285-pounder from Houston, is “really coming on.”
“I’m very impressed with what he’s been showing us,” Beck said.