Jeremiah Masoli Headed To Ole Miss

Jonah PulsCorrespondent IJuly 29, 2010

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01:  Quarterback Jeremiah Masoli #8 of the Oregon Ducks jogs off the field during the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the 96th Rose Bowl game on January 1, 2010 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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According to ESPN's Joe Schad, Jeremiah Masoli will be headed to Ole Miss.

The news that began filtering through sources on Monday was that the former Oregon quarterback reportedly sent Ole Miss his scholarship release forms from Oregon.

On the following day, Ole Miss athletic director Pete Boone met with the Rebels football coach Houston Nutt to have a discussion about the possibility of allowing Masoli to be a part of the football program.

Masoli, 21, was released from the university on June 9 after getting caught with a small amount of marijuana and driving on a suspended license. Before this incident occurred, he was already suspended from the 2010-2011 season by Oregon head coach Chip Kelly after getting arrested for theft.

Masoli came into Oregon as the fifth string quarterback but quickly moved his way up the rankings, landing a starting spot going into the 2008-2009 season.

In the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 campaigns combined, he started 26 games and had a record of 20-6.

During his venture at Oregon, he threw for a total of 3,891 yards and 28 touchdowns. He is Oregon’s all-time rushing leader among quarterbacks with 1,386 yards on the ground, and is ninth on the career total offense list with 5, 277 yards.

Ole Miss has many questions at the QB position heading into next season after Jevan Snead chose to forgo his senior season and enter the NFL Draft. The Rebels currently have to quarterbacks under scholarship, Nathan Stanley and Randall Mackey

Masoli has one year of eligibility left, and now that he has completed his undergraduate degree at Oregon, he can transfer to Ole Miss and will be allowed to play immediately this upcoming season.