Leon Orr, DT for Florida, did not take part in his team’s game on Saturday night against Vanderbilt, where the Gators won 34-10 in Nashville, as he decided to go back home when he found out that he wouldn’t be able to start in this clash. The player didn’t take this very well, and many experts offering bookmaking solutions learned that the coach was not very pleased at all about his decision to leave.
Sources reported that Will Muschamp, Florida coach, said that that the player was not very happy when he was informed that would not be able to start in the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores, This would turn out to be the fifth game in a row that the player doesn’t start. The senior, who’s in his fifth year, and who was set to be a very important part of the team’s defensive line, made the decision to return home on a bus to Gainesville, Florida.
“He was more concerned with starting than being part of the team,” said Muschamp.
When the game was over, the coach spoke with reporters, telling them that Orr will no longer be playing with the Gators.
“I said ‘If you go home, you’re done. You’re not a Florida Gator anymore,'” said the coach. “Appreciate Leon and his contributions to our football program. He felt like he should be starting; I think we’ve been very productive with the four guys that have been starting.”
This season, the player featured in five of the Gators’ meetings, and he summed up one forced fumble and 16 tackles – two of them for loss. This season, Orr was able to start on two occasions – in the season’s opening game against the Eastern Michigan Eagles, and on the 20th of September, when the Gators were defeated by the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Orr started 10 times in the 38 games that he played for Florida. The player recorded 4.5 sacks, 62 tackles (13 of them were for a loss), two recoveries for fumbles, and one forced fumble.
Perhaps many fans who follow the Gators thought that the decision to fire Orr form the team was a bit too severe, and they’d like to know if there are any other reasons as to why the player was let go from the Gators. Many experts providing bookmaking solutions will continue to follow developments on Orr, as they would really like to see what could happen in the following days or weeks.