Qvale Closer to Starting Job After Moore's Departure

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The departure of Tyler Moore has moved Brent Qvale closer to winning a starting job for the first time on Nebraska's offensive line.

The 6-foot-7, 315-pound junior's career has gotten off to a slow start because of injuries. He began preseason practice projected to be the backup to Moore at left tackle. But Qvale began working with the No. 1 unit last week before Moore left the team Friday.

Coach Bo Pelini has left open the door for Moore to return. Moore wasn't at practice Monday, and offensive coordinator Tim Beck said he had no idea whether Moore would come back.

Qvale said it was a "shock to everyone" when Moore left.

Right tackle Jeremiah Sirles said the line is "just going to keep trucking along."

Courtesy: Associated Press