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 Post subject: Masoli sticking it out in college
PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:20 am 
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Dude, just join the UFL. :so:

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Ex-Duck Masoli passes on NFL for another shot at college ball
Posted by John Taylor on July 7, 2010 9:18 PM ET
In addition to rumors that he's been eyeballing at least a couple of possibilities at the collegiate level, there have been reports that former Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli would likely make himself available for the NFL's supplemental draft later this month.

Apparently, the latter is not going to happen. And, given Masoli's rap sheet, it'll take a program whose head coach has a big pair for the former to happen.

Tyson Alger of the Oregonian is reporting this evening that Masoli will not be a part of the pool of players who have made themselves available for the July 15 NFL draft. An NFL spokesman told the paper that Masoli did not file the necessary paperwork by July 5 to be included in the mid-summer NFL draft.

Instead, it appears that Masoli will take the collegiate route, and likely at a rung lower than the Div. 1-A level he previously played at with such talent that, before his twin run-ins with the law this offseason, had the QB situated for a run at the Heisman in 2010. If Masoli decides to stay in Div. 1-A, he would have to sit out a season unless granted a waiver by the NCAA.

There was a report last week that Masoli had already visited the Louisiana Tech campus, and that he has an interest in, among other schools, Mississippi State.

Other than those schools -- provided they are even realistic possibilities -- Masoli may have an impossible row to hoe and could find himself in Div. 1-AA -- or lower -- before making himself available for the 2011 draft.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:18 am 
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Source: QB Masoli headed to Ole Miss


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Former Oregon QB Jeremiah Masoli is expected to be admitted to one of three graduate programs at the University of Mississippi, which should make him eligible to play as early as this season, a source told ESPN's Joe Schad.

Masoli would have to walk on at Ole Miss as he would not be granted a scholarship, the source said. But Masoli, a good student, would be eligible to possibly receive a reduced tuition cost.

Masoli is expected to make a formal visit to Ole Miss as soon as this weekend, the source said.


Masoli had expressed late interest in programs like Kansas State and West Virginia, two other sources told Schad.

According to The Clarion-Ledger, school officials, including coach Houston Nutt and athletic director Pete Boone, met Tuesday to discuss Masoli's troubled background, which led to his dismissal from the Oregon team in June.

Ole Miss assistant athletic director for compliance David Wells told The Clarion-Ledger that the university would have to ask the NCAA to waive a one-year residency requirement, which can be granted if the athlete enrolls in a graduate program that is not offered at Oregon.

A week ago Nutt said the Rebels had no interest in pursuing Masoli, who was kicked off Oregon's team after two run-ins with the law, including a second-degree burglary charge.

That stance may have changed after backup Raymond Cotton left the team this past Saturday. The Rebels are down to just two scholarship quarterbacks after Cotton was granted his release and plans to transfer after apparently convincing himself that he wasn't going to get much of a chance to play behind Nathan Stanley.

Nutt has been down this road before. He took a chance on former Florida safety Jamar Hornsby last year, and it blew up in the Rebels' faces.

Hornsby was booted from the Gators' team after being charged with the fraudulent use of a dead Florida student's credit card. She was killed in a motorcycle accident and just happened to be the girlfriend of Hornsby's then-teammate, Joe Haden.

The Rebels took a chance and signed the troubled Hornsby after a stopover at junior college, and he was in trouble again not even a month later. He was indicted on a felony assault charge, and Nutt had no choice but to dismiss him from the team.

In Nutt's defense, he's not the first coach, nor will he be the last coach, to take a chance on a talented player with a troubled past.

But to do it two years in a row is tempting fate.

Nutt has to have another quarterback. The Rebels' backup right now is junior college transfer Randall Mackey, who wasn't in Oxford for spring practice and was probably going to factor in as a specialty player this season.

An injury to Stanley could be disastrous, which is why Nutt is exploring every avenue.

Information from ESPN's Joe Schad and ESPN.com's Chris Low was used in this report.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:37 pm 
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Gotta love that NCAA loophole, which I'm sure was instituted under the spirit so that a player wanting to continue his education could also have an opportunity to play football, rather than a player wanting to continue his playing career could also continue his education.

I think Masoli would have been moved to a new position (RB?) in the NFL anyway, but spending a year riding the pine in the UFL certainly seems better than spending a year riding the pine in Oxford for his long-term football future. But going back to college again this fall gives Masoli one more chance to fulfill his dreams of getting into fights at frat parties and breaking and entering into co-eds' apartments. :so:

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The untold story behind Jeremiah Masoli's past, downfall at Oregon


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 Post subject: Re: Masoli sticking it out in college
PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:33 pm 
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Well it seems he's not a thug. But he's still a knucklehead.

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