Gators OL Tyler Moore taknig his new team, new role, in stride
Last year this time, Florida OL Tyler Moore was working on his collegiate studies at St. Petersburg Community College.
A highly-touted recruit out of Countryside High, Moore left Nebraska after spending a season there in 2011, determined to find a place where he felt more comfortable.
He settled on Florida, and now with several O-linemen battling injuries, Moore is getting plenty of reps in fall camp.
"I'm just going to do what they tell me to do," Moor said. It's definitely not the must fun playing and practicing in (the humidity) but it helps us in the end.''
Moorewas part of an offensive line that helped Nebraska total more than 200 rushing yards per game in all four games he started. He was only the 10th true freshman offensive lineman to play for the Cornhuskers since 1973.
He said he's grown comfortable in his new role at Florida.
"I'm just going to do what I do," he said. "I don't have to prove anything. I just do my best and play really hard.''
Tyler has received praise from UF coach Will Muschamp for his ability to be able to play multiple positions on the line.
For offensive linemen, fall camp is especially difficult because they are in on the bulk of the action. And with senior Jon Halapio injured, and Max Garcia just returning from back issues, that's even moreso for the Gators. Which is why Moore is seriously looking forward to opening game of the season.
"I just can't wait until Aug. 31 rolls around, get camp over with and get the season started," he said. "It will be fun.''