Ole Miss coach Nutt to Masoli’s critics — ‘This is a good kid’

Let’s make one thing clear.

Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt doesn’t think possible transfer quarterback Jeremiah Masoli is “a thug.”
Neither do I, and that comes from talking to other media members who covered Masoli at the University of Oregon where he led the Ducks to the Rose Bowl. They described Masoli as “smart and engaging.”
“I’m telling you, this is a good kid,” Nutt said repeatedly after spending the last few days with Masoli when he visited the Ole Miss campus in Oxford, applying for graduate school and ready to join the team as a walk-on.

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