Closer to home ...
Former Ole Miss quarterback Nathan Stanley tells an Oklahoma newspaper he is transferring to Southeastern Louisiana.
Stanley went into this spring at Ole Miss as the most experienced quarterback, but was soon passed by the others in the race.
If not for the unusual circumstances of Jeremiah Masoli transferring to Ole Miss last summer, Nathan Stanley likely would have been the 2010 starter, at least at the beginning. He had an edge on Raymond Cotton leaving the spring, and Cotton, though he played well in the 2010 spring game, had the shoulder issue to consider.
Some have said that Masoli's abrupt arrival and subsequent takeover of the position messed with Stanley's confidence.
I know that in his limited playing time I only saw Stanley look really good in one game, and that was last year in the opener against Jacksonville State when he split time with Masoli.
At times in his Ole Miss career when practice was open, I saw him show nice touch on the deep ball, but he did not have a good spring.
Sometimes a fresh start makes a big difference for a player.
Southeastern is a good move for Stanley. He'll have two years to play and will be eligible immediately.
There's also a good BBQ joint in Hammond. ...