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Jeremiah Masoli To Ole Miss?

I had to do a double take when I saw this coming on the screen while watching College Football Live. Jeremiah Masoli to Ole Miss? What, Why, and WHEN definitely were the first things that came to mind as I tried to jog my memory for what I remembered of Masoli. Oh yeah, thats what it was, of the very few times Pac 10 Football was on early enough for me to watch I remember the beat down the #10 Oregon Ducks put on #5 ranked USC Trojans on Halloween of 2009. The then Oregon Quarterback, Masoli, completed 19 of 31 passes for 221 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions as he also ran for 164 yards on 13 carries with a touchdown. This was no flash in the pan, Masoli consistantly put up good numbers for the Ducks who finished 2009 with a 10-3 record and ranked #11 in both polls. After taking all of this into account I immediately moved on to the WHY. . . . . . .  Why would Masoli be looking for another school and WHY would Oregon allow him to? Off the field issues of course. What else do college athletes get dismissed from teams for these days. Masoli, who has graduated from Oregon but still has one year of eligibilty remaining, has gotten into trouble with the law twice this off season. Before being dismissed for a drug offense in June, Masoli was scheduled to be suspended for the 2010 season after pleading guilty to a second degree burglary charge. Though neither is nothing to be swept under the rug one has to think that maybe Masoli has learned his lesson by now. University of Mississippi coaching staff probably hopes so as the school looks into the possibility of Masoli joining the Rebels immediately for the 2010 season. It won’t be as easy as just extending an offer but if the idea of Masoli coming to Oxford is okayed by school officials, chances are he could be on his way to campus in the next few weeks.

Though no one knows what will happen or if he does join the Rebels what his role would be, Ole Miss fans can be nothing but optimistic that this will be a good thing, a very good thing.


July 27, 2010 - Posted by | NCAA Football, Ole Miss, SEC Football

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