Defensive Tackle Leon Orr Off Florida Gators Football Team, Muschamp Says

In this Florida football news bulletin, defensive tackle Leon Orr, a starter for the Florida Gators heading into the 2014 college football season, is no longer a member of the football program.

The fifth-year senior was reportedly sent home by bus from Nashville on Saturday after he got into a verbal tiff with head coach Will Muschamp about why he wasn't starting against the Vanderbilt Commodores.

After Florida's 34-10 road win over Vandy, Muschamp had this to say about what took place.

Via Jesse Simonton of the Miami Herald:

“Leon hasn’t started since the Alabama game. He hasn’t started all week at practice,” Muschamp said. “He came to me [Saturday] and didn’t understand why he wasn’t starting. He said he was going to go home and that was his decision. I told him, ‘You go home. You’re done. You’re not a Florida Gator anymore.’ I appreciate his contributions to our football program. He felt like he should be starting. I thought we’ve been very productive with the four guys that’s been starting.”

Muschamp continued on with a blunt assessment of Orr's status with the team.

“He’s done. He left [Saturday]. He left our football team on game day.”

Since yielding a program-worst 672 yards against the Crimson Tide, Florida's defense has locked in - giving up 285 yards per game while forcing nine takeways and amassing 14 sacks.

While that doesn't necessarily correlate with Orr's demotion, Muschamp made his decision based on performance. That decision caused Orr to take his ball and go home.

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