The Ole’ Miss Rebels have their quarterback for this year. His name is Jeremiah Masoli. Some may remember him as the unconventional quarterback from Oregon who was a darkhorse candidate for the Heisman last year. Well, now after two arrests and a dismissal, he has found a second home in Mississippi.
Too many time I see this type of stuff. A guy gets in trouble a couple times over and gets dismissed. Next thing you know, he pops up at another school and they give him another chance. The only thing I agree with in regards to this whole matter with Jeremiah Masoli is that he should have to pay his own way to school.
This should be the standard way to handle things from here on out. I’m so tired of everytime turn around another athlete is given another scholarship after they blew the first one. To me, if a regular student who had an academic scholarship blew their full ride, their isn’t any way they would be able to go to another school and get another academic scholarship.
Which brings me to my main point. Masoli going to Ole’ Miss isn’t about giving him a second chance. It isn’t about him going to graduate school. Its all about money. To be honest, no one would even know one player on the Rebels football team unless they are an alumni that follows the school or just a big Ole’ Miss fan. Now that Ole’ Miss has someone with name recognition as their quarterback, they can now put more butts in seats. They may even get one more TV appearance. These kids are being rewarded for bad behavior just for the money they can bring in and that is a shame.
College football has a lot of things to examine and this issue with players and universities is definitely one of them.