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Ex-WVU QB Brunetti moving on to Ole Miss

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A little over a month after announcing via Twitter that he was transferring from West Virginia, quarterback Barry Brunetti has found a new football home.

And, of course, he announced his destination via Twitter.

The ex-Mountaineers backup quarterback revealed on the social media site Tuesday that he will be taking his dual-threat talents to Ole Miss.  Brunetti said he will enroll at the school for the spring semester, which begins Jan. 23.

Brunetti told the Jackson Clarion-Ledger that he informed head coach Houston Nutt of his decision Monday night.

Due to his mother’s poor health — she was injured in a car accident several years ago and Brunetti said her condition has worsened — Brunetti, a Memphis native, will seek a waiver from the NCAA that would allow him to play immediately instead of sitting out the requisite transfer year.

If Brunetti is granted the waiver, the soon-to-be sophomore would begin competing with presumptive starter Nathan Stanley and Randall Mackey for the starting job beginning in spring practice.

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3 Responses to “Ex-WVU QB Brunetti moving on to Ole Miss”
  1. sportsfix4u says: Jan 12, 2011 2:34 PM

    BB was clearly the number 2 QB at WVU and number number heading into spring football with a new coach -I’m afraid he might never be # 2 on Ole Miss- what do they say ? once a quiter…..

  2. wvuandsteelers says: Jan 12, 2011 2:59 PM

    this doesn’t make much sense. if he wanted to be closer to Memphis, shouldn’t he have gone to Memphis? I agree with sportsfix that he is likely trading a #2 role for a #2 role. Plus, he could have passed Geno Smith on the depth chart considering Geno is most likely out of spring practice and a new OC coming in.

  3. aetherthe says: Jan 12, 2011 4:03 PM

    Houston Nutt is quickly becoming the Jon Gruden of college football – picking up everyone else’s re-treads.

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