Amidst an unfavorable ruling, Ole Miss’ Masoli stands in better light


Jeremiah Masoli, dressed in an Ole Miss collared shirt,

stepped to the podium inside the team meeting room of Ole Miss indoor practice

facility Tuesday with dampened spirits.

In monotone, he said all the right things and put his faith

in an NCAA Subcommittee for Legislative Relief, an

independent group comprised of representatives from NCAA member colleges,

universities and athletic conferences.

How could he not? Even before the NCAA denied his residence

waiver request just days before his team was set to open its season against

Jacksonville State, Masoli had spent the better part of three months repairing

a tarnished image following his dismissal from the Oregon football team.

Tuesday was standard operating procedure.