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Academic woes force Ole Miss WR to transfer

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Clemson’s Mike Bellamy isn’t the only player facing the consequences of academic issues this offseason.

In a release, Ole Miss confirmed that wide receiver/defensive back Nickolas Brassell will transfer because of academic ineligibility for the 2012 season.

“We did all we could to help Nick,” coach Hugh Freeze said.

The announcement doesn’t come as much of a shock, as Freeze has indicated for some time that Brassel has been having problems in the classroom during spring practices.

As a freshman last season, Brassell made an immediate impact by becoming the team’s second-leading receiver 24 catches for 336 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He also returned a punt for a touchdown and forced a fumble on defense.

Brassell had a lot of upside for the Rebels, so the news of his departure is a tough pill for Ole Miss.

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6 Responses to “Academic woes force Ole Miss WR to transfer”
  1. jonkybon says: May 18, 2012 4:36 PM

    I wouldn’t have believed it possible to flunk out of a remedial school like Ole Miss and South Carolina. Apparantly Coach Freeze doesn’t find other students to take the place of his players as the Shamecocks do.

  2. jameswestphal says: May 18, 2012 5:08 PM

    You spelled apparently wrong. Well played.

  3. mountaineer50415 says: May 18, 2012 6:56 PM

    If Coach Freeze tried to help him and couldn’t, where is he transferring to? Will the next school be able to help him? If so why couldn’t you?

  4. rebel30 says: May 18, 2012 8:55 PM

    @mountaineer Brassell only went to class a few times. He needed 18hrs when Freeze was hired. He just couldn’t do it. This no surprise to us. There were alot of rumors flying around this past season about him not attending class. It was either over looked by the previous staff or purposely over looked. Hotty Toddy

  5. thegamecocker says: May 19, 2012 7:37 AM

    If Nick Brassell wants to play again he has two options: he can either transfer to Clemson or Auburn. Either school will accept him where he will be placed in the “Honors” program. Both schools offer degrees that other fine institutions don’t. Some include Sheep Herding, Roping A Calf, Milking a Cow, Dog Sitting, Techniques for Emptying Cat Litter Box, etc. Either one of these options will suit Nick very well. He will be welcomed with open arms. If they contact a Reverend with the last name Newton, he might even provide extra money under certain circumstances. Take your meds Jonkebon and do resort to a dictionary when your spelling goes awry.

  6. mountaineer50415 says: May 19, 2012 8:52 AM

    Realistically, I can not imagine where this man thinks he can go. If he doesn’t attend class, he is not trying. I do not know why any school would want him. Guess we will just have to wait and see.

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