Oxford, MS- Mississippi coach Houston Nutt says he has a zero-tolerance contract with Jeremiah Masoli.
Nutt spoke about the former Oregon quarterback for the first
time Friday as the Rebels reported for training camp. Masoli will
join the team as a walk-on and can play this season if the NCAA
approves a waiver request.
Nutt says he wasn't convinced he could trust Masoli till he
brought him to campus last weekend and looked him in the eye.
Masoli was thought to be a Heisman Trophy candidate before Oregon
coach Chip Kelly kicked him off the team after his second brush
with the law in six months.
The Rebels became interested in Masoli after losing backup
quarterback Raymond Cotton, who transferred to South Alabama just
two weeks before preseason practice began. That left Nutt thin at
quarterback and more willing to gamble that Masoli can be trusted
to stay out of trouble.