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Jeremiah Masoli Denied Eligibility Waiver By NCAA, Ole Miss to Appeal

The NCAA has formally denied a waiver request by Ole Miss to allow transfer quarterback Jeremiah Masoli to play football in 2010. Ole Miss says it will appeal the denial, but for the moment the former Oregon Ducks qb is unable to play college football this season for the Rebels.

The implications for Ole Miss are not dire, but they ain’t good, either. Masoli was going to be the likely starter for the Rebels, leaving redshirt sophomore Nathan Stanley and JUCO passer Randall Mackey battling for the starting job left open by the NCAA’s stiffarm of a waiver for Masoli.

Houston Nutt and Ole Miss AD Pete Boone will discuss the waiver denial at a press conference at 4:00 p.m. CDT.