Flanked by reporters, the Ole Miss head coach skipped his customary opening statement and announced that Randall Mackey will be suspended for the Rebels’ season opener against BYU on Sept. 3 because of his recent arrest.
In Mackey’s place, Nutt said sophomore Barry Brunetti will start and junior Zack Stoudt will also see playing time.
Talking to reporters, it was obvious that Nutt was disappointed Mackey forced his hand in regard to the quarterback competition.
OXFORD TOWN – Each year in Oxford Town’s Welcome Back Rebel issue, The Oxford Eagle sports guys (John Davis and Patrick Ochs) preview the Rebels’ upcoming fall season in sports including Rebel Football, Lady Rebel Volleyball and Lady Rebel Soccer. This year is no exception as the guys lay it all out on the line in their previews and predictions. Get your season started right by checking out Pages 16, 18 and 21 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town. (August 18, 2011, Page 16, 18, 26)
While news of freshman cornerback Senquez Golson negotiating with the Boston Red Sox dominated discussion following Ole Miss’ first scrimmage of the preseason, there was actually football played at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
The quarterbacks have had an up and down week of practice and didn’t buck that trend on Saturday.
Of the three vying for the starting job, only Zack Stoudt threw a touchdown pass (a 25-yard pass to freshman receiver Donte Moncrief in single coverage).
Also, none of the three completed more than a third of the passes they attempted. (August 15, 2011, Page 1B)
BLOG: Ole Miss practiced for just over 90 minutes today because of a heat index of around 110 degrees. (more…) (August 7, 2011)
Head coach Houston Nutt talked about Saturday’s scrimmage after practice, but the biggest news of the day involved junior linebacker D.T. Shackelford, who sustained a knee injury during the practice. An immediate diagnosis was not known right after practice and results from an MRI performed were expected to be released today. (more…) (April 12, 2011, Page 1B)
COLUMN: Randall Mackey bounced around the turf of Jerry Hollingsworth Field on Saturday, smiling and joking with teammates and friends alike under a clear Mississippi sky at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium — and rightfully so. (more…) (April 4, 2011, Page 6A)
BLOG: The play-by-play of Ole Miss’ first spring scrimmage is after the jump. (more…)
(April 2, 2011)
BLOG: Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt touched on a variety of topics during his pre-spring practice press conference held this afternoon at the Indoor Practice Facility. (more…) (March 28, 2011)
(VIDEO) BLOG: On Tuesday, the media met with transfer quarterback Barry Brunetti for the first time. (more…) (February 17, 2011)
(VIDEO) BLOG: Today the media got a chance to meet with junior college transfer quarterback Zack Stoudt for the first time in person.
(more…) (February 16, 2011)