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UPDATE: Jeremiah Masoli Will Not Join Hawaii

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UPDATE: The Star Advertiser reports that while there was contact between Masoli and Hawaii, he will not be joining the team. Thanks, CFT. Our original post follows.
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↵When Jeremiah Masoli's name last came up, he was being booted from the Oregon football program after a traffic stop produced pot and a suspended license. ↵

↵In the meantime, he's visited Louisiana Tech (and hasn't visited Mississippi State, despite rumors to the contrary). He also decided he would skip the NFL supplemental draft. ↵

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↵Now Masoli is in the process of completing two remaining courses to complete his school work at Oregon. At that point, he'll graduate and be eligible to transfer and play immediately at another school. The latest school to surface in association with Masoli? Hawaii, according to KHON. ↵

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↵The report is, to say the least, pretty vague and should be taken with a huge grain of salt, but here are the particulars if you don't want to watch the video at the link above: "According to sources closes to Masoli, the former Oregon Duck quarterback, who saw his college career take a nasty hit due to off-the-field issues, is interested in continuing his college career at the University of Hawaii." ↵

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↵The station references Masoli's Polynesian ancestry and the fact that he attended St. Louis School in Hawaii for his senior year. ↵

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↵Important note, Hawaii fans: According to the report the team has not, to this point, actually "invited Masoli into the fold." ↵

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↵It's generally tough to accept a transfer to play immediately the next season this late in the process, particularly a quarterback who'd be at the center of it all, but Masoli's talent presents as compelling a case as can be made given the circumstances.
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↵If Masoli winds up with Hawaii, there will be some very unhappy Trojans at USC. Hawaii opens against USC on Sept. 2. Masoli had 222 yards passing and 164 yards rushing in the 47-20 win for the Ducks against USC last season. ↵

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