Leon Orr took the long way home.
Orr, one of Florida’s defensive tackles, was upset that he wasn’t starting against Vanderbilt on Saturday night.
So instead of doing his part in the game against Vanderbilt, Orr left the team and took a bus back to Gainesville, Fla.
“He was more concerned with starting than being part of the team,” coach Will Muschamp told Gatorzone.com, the athletic department’s official website.
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Muschamp has said multiple times recently he is pleased with the way the defense has improved since the Tennessee game, which coincided with junior Jonathan Bullard moving to the interior line from defensive end.
Bullard, who has been starting at tackle, will continue to play on the interior line next to nose tackle Darius Cummings. Bullard has started every game this season and his 25 tackles rank second on the team among UF’s defensive linemen.
Orr, a fifth-year senior who has 16 tackles in five games, was considered a part of the eight-man rotation on the defensive line.