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Ole Miss to be down three against LSU for violating team rules

Randall Mackey

Ole Miss was already heading into their game against LSU as huge underdogs. The latest news that three players have been suspended for that game undoubtedly makes the odds of victory slimmer for the Rebels.

Chuck Rounsaville of The Ole Miss Spirit tweets today that starting quarterback Randall Mackey as well as running backs Jeff Scott and Korvic Neat have been suspended for Saturday’s game for violation of team rules.

Coach Houston Nutt confirmed the suspensions, adding that they could be extend to the end of the regular season.

Mackey missed Ole Miss’ season opener after being hit with a disorderly conduct charge just prior to the beginning of the season. However, he has played in every game since then. Backup Zach Stoudt will be punished get the nod against the Tigers in Mackey’s place this weekend, although WVU transfer Barry Brunetti could see snaps as well. 

Scott is the team’s leading rusher with 529 yards and six touchdowns; Neat only has four carries for seven yards on the season.

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11 Responses to “Ole Miss to be down three against LSU for violating team rules”
  1. Deb says: Nov 15, 2011 8:38 PM

    My compliments to Houston Nutt for following through with player discipline and not claiming it’s an internal matter and state secret.

  2. bamasleeper13 says: Nov 15, 2011 8:46 PM

    I always thought Nutt was a good coach, hope he gets another shot, good job with the discipline.

  3. infrno says: Nov 15, 2011 9:06 PM

    Deb, you seriously seem bitter. I’m not sure what you are referring to specifically, but the previous suspensions were quite literally an internal LSU matter. If you still feel that Matthews should have been suspended for the horse collar, well, I’ve yet to see anyone suspend any player for such a thing. He got penalized for being too aggressive, as he should have.

  4. Deb says: Nov 15, 2011 9:37 PM

    @ifrno …

    Okay, first, that wasn’t a simple horse-collar. He wasn’t going after a player with the ball, or making a block or required tackle. It was wholly unnecessary and took our player out of the game. Yes, the most important thing was that he drew the personal foul, but given the circumstances of the foul, he probably should have been ejected. But whatever, the game is over.

    The reason I sound bitter is that all season I’ve been on a steady diet of Saint Les with a side of Halo, hold the Satanic Saban. Miles is a good coach and as ethical as the other coaches in his circle. But he’s no more a saint than Nick is. After the game, LSU fans told me Matthieu should be suspended by the SEC if not by Miles. But of course, Saint Les would handle it. When I asked how Saint Les handled it, I become the new target at the blog firing range. I’m just pissed at the hypocrisy … and taking a lil shot of my own. :D But since Kirkpatrick’s back on the field, I’m not really concerned about Matthieu.

  5. deltamyhome says: Nov 15, 2011 9:49 PM

    Whoa that is just too bad…when the rules call for suspension Houston always complies…I feel for Houston…I know he is a good coach but the wheels came off and Houston is paying for it…I feel sure he hates it as much as anyone…

    But Houston will take his lickin and keep on ticken…Just hiring a new coach is not the answer…Ole Miss also has to do some soul searching…Rebel Flag…Dixie…Other things…
    Good athletes will get scholorship from other schools…Why would they come to ole Miss and take that abuse. But then that’s the Ole Miss way

  6. infrno says: Nov 15, 2011 11:53 PM

    @ Deb

    No worries. In terms of disciplinary actions, the only real difference between them is that Saban will come right out and give his reasons whereas Les will not. I watched the game and have seen the replays, I personally don’t think any further action was warranted – he was overly aggressive in a huge game and hurt his team in the process. It’s a physical, adrenaline induced game and IMHO he was caught up in the moment, it’s not like Tubberville intentionally coaching his boys to chop block so as to knock the defensive linemen out of the game.

    On a side note, you should enjoy lil Nicky while you have him. He’s already started putting feelers out to the NFL as of last year (a press conference where he started talking about how he regrets the way he left). It’s not sour grapes, our program was better by far when he left, but it is his M.O. He will leave for either more money and/or a bigger challenge. And he will lie to you about it right up until the official announcement.

    Think about it, the only thing he’s failed at is being an NFL head coach, and he doesn’t believe he can fail at anything.

  7. Deb says: Nov 16, 2011 12:10 AM

    @infrno …

    I think you have a fine secondary, although the player of the game was Reid. As I told another LSU fan, my Steelers really need a DB :)

    I’m not worried about Nick leaving. Wanting to coach in the NFL made sense for him, and no coach tips his hand before he leaves. But Terry absolutely hated it there, and she loves Tuscaloosa. I know people on his staff. He doesn’t seem terribly bothered by the NFL. I think he’ll be more bothered by not winning another championship at Alabama. But I don’t worry about whether he’ll leave. Before I went out on my own, I refused to give employers even a one-year commitment. People have a right to leave if they want. It’s dishonorable to do it in the middle of the season or without notice, but you can’t hold them prisoner. I think he’ll stick around for a bit. But if he doesn’t want to be there, I wouldn’t want him to stay.

  8. infrno says: Nov 16, 2011 12:39 AM

    @ Deb

    True dat! Reid potentially made the play of our season. I honestly think we have the best secondary in college football (and to give credit where it’s due, I think your linebackers are second to none).

    I wouldn’t worry about Nick leaving either. I think he will, but history has proven that you will be just fine if in fact he does.

  9. rajuncajun28 says: Nov 16, 2011 5:51 AM

    @deb – Bitter, party of 1, your table is ready…..

    Geaux Tigers!

  10. Deb says: Nov 16, 2011 1:06 PM

    @infrno …

    Thanks! I’d agree on your secondary. I remember sitting there early in the game just making my draft wish list :) And Bama does turn out great linebackers!

    @rajuncajun28 …

    Silly boy … still struggling with your reading fundamentals I see ;)

  11. skyhigh504 says: Nov 19, 2011 8:02 PM

    They gon lose anyway

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