The rejection of Masoli’s eligibility waiver means that he would not be able to play for the Rebels until 2011. Ole Miss opens its football season Saturday afternoon at home against Jacksonville State.
Masoli needed approval to be eligible, as such transfers typically need to sit out a year after leaving one NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision program for another. Masoli had completed his degree work at Oregon and is pursuing a Masters degree at Ole Miss.
The Ole Miss appeal of the NCAA staff’s decision will now be reviewed by an NCAA subcommittee. A response could be expected as early as Friday but no later than one week, according to an Ole Miss statement.
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