Jeremiah Masoli and Ole Miss: Just Let the Kid Play Football!

Well on Sunday, I got my wish. Masoli met with Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt, and it was officially announced that he’d join the team as a walk-on. Now on campus, he’ll compete with last year’s backup, Nathan Stanley, for the starting job. Truthfully, I expect that “competition,” to be about as one sided as a wing eating contest between CC Sabathia and my 10-year-old nephew. Masoli will be under center on Labor Day weekend.

Of course as I spent my weekend arguing with people about the validity of Masoli’s impact at Ole Miss and on the SEC (personally, I think they’re now an eight win team, and potentially could finish second in the West), the rest of the college football world was in their own debate: Should Masoli have been given this second chance? And what does it say about Houston Nutt for taking the kid?