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Ole Miss suspends QB Mackey, RB Scott

Posted on: November 15, 2011 7:43 pm
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Two of the precious few bright spots for the Ole Miss offense aren't going to shine against LSU--and maybe not again this season.

Houston Nutt announced after the Rebels' Tuesday practice that starting quarterback Randall Mackey and leading rusher Jeff Scott would be suspended for at least Saturday's home game against the Bayou Bengals due to a violation of team rules. Also suspended was backup wide receiver Korvic Neat.

Though the trio's status was not confirmed for the Rebels' season finale against archrivals Mississippi State in the annual Egg Bowl, Nutt did say the length of the suspension "looks like two (games)."

Nutt declined to specify what rules the trio had broken, but said that his recent firing and the disappointing season was "tough for a lot of them. Especially when the season doesn’t go just right, it’s easy to let go.” 

The suspensions will do absolutely nothing to help the Rebels' already microscopically slim chances of victory against LSU. Scott was one of the Rebels' few dependable playmakers, having picked up 529 yards and six touchdowns rushing this season on a respectable (give nthe state of the offense as a whole) 4.6 yards per-carry average.

Mackey's numbers, meanwhile, aren't overwhelming -- a 50 percent completion rate, 7.2 yards per-attempt average, and a 7-to-5 TD-to-INT ratio -- but are far better than the ones posted by new starter Zack Stoudt, who in five apperances posted a 4.9 YPA and 2-to-7 TD-to-INT ratio. With Stoudt at the helm, the Rebels failed to top 315 yards of offense against any of four opponent,s including FCS Southern Illinois; with Mackey installed, the Rebels have topped that number in four of out of six tries.

The Rebels already had a huge mountain to climb ... something like, say, Kilimanjaro. Now? Beating LSU will be like going up K2 ... without oxygen ... in flippers.

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: November 16, 2011 9:19 am

Ole Miss suspends QB Mackey, RB Scott

Mackey has already been suspended earlier this season.  He sounds like a repeat offender and a definite "winner."  Maybe Nutt will put his "peepul heppin bizness" skills to use and get a real QB at his next school. He thought he had one in Brunetti (transfer from WVU who didn't have to sit out a yr b/c his momma is "sick"), but Brunetti has been a bigger bust than Masoli.

Since: Nov 13, 2011
Posted on: November 15, 2011 10:05 pm

Ole Miss suspends QB Mackey, RB Scott

Yep that should make it fair.  LMAO!

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