Orr not available for Vanderbilt game

Senior defensive tackle Leon Orr left Nashville Saturday after showing his disapproval for not starting in the contest.

Leon Orr was a mainstay and a starter early in the season for Florida, but an injury sidetracked an excellent start to the season. Orr returned last week against Georgia and played strong, but it wasn’t enough to earn starting reps for the Vanderbilt contest that starts at 7:30 pm Saturday in Nashville.

In a report released on Gatorzone.com the official website of the Gator program, Orr had a conversation with head coach Will Muschamp and decided he would rather not play with the team and ride a bus home to Gainesville.

"He was more concerned with starting than being part of the team,'' Muschamp said in the report.

Orr hasn’t started in five games, but four of those were missed because of an injury to his knee that kept him from playing football.

Junior defensive end Jonathan Bullard has played a lot inside in Orr’s absence, but look for the Gators to go with a healthy dose of sophomore Joey Ivie and red-shirt freshman Caleb Brantley on the inside in this contest and until we hear something new.

There is no word on how this effects Orr for the rest of the season, but we wouldn’t expect much if anything under these circumstances.

Orr not available for Vanderbilt game The senior defensive tackle disapproved of not starting and was sent home. Senior defensive tackle Leon Orr left Nashville Saturday after showing his disapproval for not starting in the contest.

Leon Orr was a mainstay and a starter early in the season for Florida, but an injury sidetracked an excellent start to the season. Orr returned last week against Georgia and played strong, but it wasn’t enough to earn starting reps for the Vanderbilt contest that starts at 7:30 pm Saturday in Nashville.

In a report released on Gatorzone.com the official website of the Gator program, Orr had a conversation with head coach Will Muschamp and decided he would rather not play with the team and ride a bus home to Gainesville.

"He was more concerned with starting than being part of the team,'' Muschamp said in the report.

Orr hasn’t started in five games, but four of those were missed because of an injury to his knee that kept him from playing football.

Junior defensive end Jonathan Bullard has played a lot inside in Orr’s absence, but look for the Gators to go with a healthy dose of sophomore Joey Ivie and red-shirt freshman Caleb Brantley on the inside in this contest and until we hear something new.

There is no word on how this effects Orr for the rest of the season, but we wouldn’t expect much if anything under these circumstances.


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