The question is, will the former Oregon standout find a Div. 1-A destination that will allow him to land or will he be diverted to 1-AA — or lower?
A Eugene television station reported late last weekend that Jeremiah Masoli has completed his course work, thus earning his undergraduate degree from Oregon. Technically speaking, because he received his degree, Masoli will be allowed to transfer to any Div. 1-A school in the country and not sit out a season, provided he enrolls in a graduate program not offered at Oregon.
Rumors of Masoli’s interest in Mississippi State late last month fizzled before they ever really left the ground; Masoli also reportedly had an interest in Hawaii, but, through a mutual decision, that school decided the quarterback would not be joining the Warriors.
There was then speculation earlier this week that Masoli had his eyes on Ole Miss, but Houston Nutt shot down that rumor with a one-word backhand.
The latest round of Masoli rumor mongering comes courtesy of Scout.com‘s Oregon website, which reports that the whispers they are hearing has Masoli possibly headed for UNLV to play for the Running Rebels this season.
Of course, there’s always Louisiana Tech as an option. Masoli reportedly visited the Bulldogs campus last month, a report that has yet to be denied by the school as far as we can tell.
Regardless of what transpires, it’s sobering to realize that, with less than three weeks to go before the start of summer camps, Masoli is searching for someone, anyone that would have him as opposed to gearing up for a run at both the Heisman and another Pac-10 title.
What a sad, sorry waste of God-given ability.