The Rebels took a flyer on former Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli and they rolled a seven as the NCAA cleared Masoli to play. How important is this when you look at the Rebels odds at Internet gambling companies? It is everything.
Without Masoli the Rebels would have been a nice team in the SEC but no one to get too excited about. With Masoli at quarterback they are a threat to make some serious noise in the SEC and even put a scare into defending national champion Alabama.
Masoli Was Great with Oregon – Don’t forget that Masoli was great with the Oregon Ducks last season. He got himself into trouble at Oregon and was kicked off the team but his troubles did not get him kicked out of the university. Masoli was able to use an NCAA rule that allowed him to transfer and play this season. The NCAA originally denied Masoli’s request to play but on appeal they reversed that decision. Masoli threw for 15 touchdowns last season and rushed for another 13. Between passing and rushing yardage he was almost at 3,000 yards last season. He will take Mississippi’s offense to a whole other level.
Schedule Sets up Perfect for Masoli – The schedule looks to have been made for Ole Miss and Masoli. The Rebels didn’t start him on Saturday against Jacksonville State but he got playing time. They go to Tulane on Saturday and that is another game they should win easily vs. college football odds at Internet gambling companies. They can work Masoli in slowly. They then host Vanderbilt in another easy game. By the time Fresno State comes around at the end of the month, Masoli should be familiar with the offense and ready to go. He gets that game at home and the next week against Kentucky to really gain confidence. Then the Rebels go to Alabama for a tough road game but Masoli will have had plenty of time in the offense to be a major factor.
Ole Miss was a big long shot in online gambling to win the national championship at 70-1 and not much better at 32-1 to win the SEC. Those odds at SBG were without Masoli. The Rebels are now a threat to do a lot more than just beat teams like Vandy and Kentucky. Now they could shock Alabama or LSU and really rock the SEC.