When the NCAA earlier this week denied Jeremiah Masoli‘s request for a waiver to be eligible immediately at Ole Miss was denied, head coach Houston Nutt was hopeful the NCAA would reverse the decision on appeal.
It turns out Nutt’s hope was anything but false.
In a statement released on their website, the NCAA announced that the Subcommittee for Legislative Relief has overturned the decision to deny Masoli’s waiver and that the quarterback will be eligible to play immediately.
Per the release, the NCAA staff received the waiver request from Ole Miss on Aug. 13 and received the final piece of information from the school on the evening of Aug. 30. After considering that final piece of information, the NCAA staff issued its decision the morning of Aug. 31. The appeal decision was given three days later.
With the successful appeal, Masoli will be permitted to play in the Rebels’ season opener against Jacksonville State. It’s uncertain whether Masoli or Nathan Stanley will start Saturday, although Masoli is expected to be a major contributor to the offense whether he starts or not.