Ole Miss says no to Masoli

July, 20, 2010
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Former Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli has apparently completed his last two classes in time to earn his undergraduate degree, which means he would be eligible under NCAA rules to transfer as a graduate student and play right away this season.

One of the schools that keeps getting mentioned as a possible destination for Masoli is Ole Miss, but that's not going to happen. Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt told David Brandt of The Jackson Clarion-Ledger that the Rebels were not pursuing Masoli, and two other sources I talked with at Ole Miss said the Rebels would not take Masoli, who was dismissed from the Oregon team following multiple run-ins with the law.

Masoli definitely had interest in Ole Miss, but he was the one contacting Ole Miss -- not the other way around. Plus, Nutt doesn't have any interest in going back down this road.

The Rebels took a chance on former Florida safety Jamar Hornsby a year ago, and it didn't end well. Hornsby was kicked off Florida's team in 2008 after he was arrested and charged with using the credit card of a Florida student who died in a motorcycle accident in 2007. He went to junior college and then signed with Ole Miss as part of the 2009 class, but got in trouble again and never made it to campus after being indicted on felony aggravated assault charges.

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