Masoli’s eligibility hinged on disputed timeline

The NCAA’s initial ruling against Jeremiah Masoli’s eligibility at Ole Miss was the result of a dispute as to whether the quarterback decided to transfer before his dismissal at Oregon, according to a report from the Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Miss.

The Clarion-Ledger obtained correspondence between Ole Miss and the NCAA that details the waiver request for Masoli to be eligible immediately, the response that Masoli would not be eligible until 2011 and also the subsequent appeal and ruling that Masoli would be allowed to play this season.