But for the past two seasons, Ole Miss receiver Melvin Harris remained hidden — whether because of depth at the position or an inability to “put it all together” — at the end of the Rebels’ sideline waiting for mopup duty.
At some point during the offseason the Buford, Ga., native finally began to put it all together and on Saturday the redshirt sophomore will make his first career start when the Rebels host Jacksonville State at 2:30 p.m.
For Harris, finally getting his shot against the opposition’s best has been a long time coming. (September 3, 2010, Page 10A)
The breaking news that the NCAA had denied a waiver request that would have allowed transfer quarterback Jeremiah Masoli to play for Ole Miss this fall was so hot that it ended up locking up The Oxford EAGLE web site for a time because of all the hits. More questions and comments have followed since Tuesday’s new, and Editor Don Whitten gives some answers and comments of his own about the situation. (September 1, 2010, Page 4)
The last 24 hours have been quite busy for the Ole Miss football program. Instead of focusing solely on the season-opener against Jacksonville State, the Rebels were dealt the news yesterday that quarterback transfer Jeremiah Masoli’s waiver was denied by the NCAA. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the Rebels will also be without senior defensive end Kentrell Lockett in the season opener because of a heart issue. (more…) (September 1, 2010)
The anticipation of seeing quarterback Jeremiah Masoli take a snap in Ole Miss’ season opener against Jacksonville State Saturday turned into dismay Tuesday afternoon as the NCAA denied his waiver to play this season.
The NCAA said in a statement released Tuesday that while Masoli can continue to practice with the team, continue his graduate level studies and receive financial aid, he would not be eligible to play until 2011 because of his dismissal from the team at Oregon. (September 1, 2010, Page 6)
Tuesday’s practice session was more subdued than normal for the Ole Miss Rebels, who not only had to deal with the NCAA’s unfavorable ruling on Jeremiah Masoli, but also cope with the loss of one their team captains in senior defensive end Kentrell Lockett.
Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt said Lockett will miss Saturday’s season opener against Jacksonville State to deal with a rhythm problem in his heart that was first detected during Saturday’s scrimmage.
Nutt said Lockett was flown to Cleveland, Ohio Tuesday to meet with heart rhythm specialist.
He said it was tough on the players to have to practice without a vocal leader like Lockett and to know that he wouldn’t be available for the opener. (September 1, 2010, Page 6)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — One of the leaders of the Ole Miss defense, senior end Kentrell Lockett, will miss Saturday’s season opener against Jacksonville State due to an irregular heartbeat. (more…) (August 31, 2010)
According to a release from the University, quarterback Jeremiah Masoli’s waiver to play for Ole Miss during the 2010 season has been denied. (more…) (August 31, 2010)
With Jeremiah Masoli still awaiting clearance for a transfer from the NCAA, Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt said Nathan Stanley and Randall Mackey will take most of the snaps in practice as preparation continues for Saturday’s season-opener against Jacksonville State. (August 31, 2010, Page 6)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt held his first game week press conference of the season earlier this afternoon. (more…) (August 30, 2010)
It was just a week ago that first-year Kentucky coach Joker Phillips had to make the toughest decision of his short tenure. After evaluating two scrimmages and countless hours of practice the first two weeks, Phillips decided that senior Mike Hartline would be the starting quarterback when the Wildcats take on Louisville in the season opener.
Hartline has the most overall experience at the spot, but sophomore Morgan Newton, the player that pushed Hartline the most during practices, was 5-3 as a starter last year when Hartline went down with an injury. In the end, Phillips likes his depth at the quarterback spot, one of the strength areas on the team. (August 30, 2010, Page 3B)