FOOTBALL: Two dropped from squad

This from Ole Miss media relations.

Sanders was about to get lost in the shuffle at DL. Scott, though … On paper he looks like a guy who would have competed to start at corner, a place the Rebels could use some help.

— PA

OXFORD — Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt announced Wednesday that Justin Sanders and James Scott have been dismissed from the Rebel football squad for “violation of team rules.”

A defensive tackle from New Market, Ala., Sanders did not see action in his two seasons at Ole Miss. He was as a SuperPrep All-Region selection in high school and rated the No. 27 recruit in the state of Alabama.

Scott transferred to Ole Miss from Ohio State in September and sat out the 2008 season due to the NCAA transfer rule. The Daytona Beach, Fla., native saw action in nine games for the Buckeyes in 2007 and was credited with six total tackles.

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12 Responses to “FOOTBALL: Two dropped from squad”

  1. rebel2011 Says:

    I don’t think Sanders will be missed but Scott was going to compete for a starting job and at least be a good backup. Now we will probably have to rely on a true or RS freshman to step in and be a second teamer at CB. PA do you have any idea what it was for? It must have been pretty serious considering the fact that they were kicked off and not just suspended indefinitely.

  2. rebel2011 Says:

    Also, baseball Rebs won 11 – 3 today, with Buckvich getting the win and Tim Ferguson going 4 for 5.

  3. djrebel Says:

    2011, I don’t know. If they got the boot for a first offense it must have been something significant.

    — PA

  4. donttouchatwire Says:

    so does that mean he can enroll at a thirt scholl and play football w/o having to sit out an add’l year. just curious

  5. rebeljon Says:

    I think our having over-recruited this year probably had an influence with the severity of the discipline meted down. Thoughts?

  6. Johnson Says:

    Not sure about Scott, but Sanders had been warned repeatedly about missing team meetings, workouts, classes, etc. Word is that a few others were singled out in a team meeting about two weeks ago and told they were only being given one more chance. Nutt appears to be a man of his word. This has been an ongoing problem for some time. Has nothing to do with the over signing of recruits.

  7. Charles Says:

    Wow!!! This is not good for the secondary. I was really looking forward to seeing Scott play this year. I’m sure Nutt knows what he’s doing, but damn.

    Do coaches ever change their mind and turn something like this into a suspension instead of a dismissal?

  8. Ackermanrebel Says:

    Bad attitudes spoil the whole box so to speak i think Nutt knows they would influence some of the others to have their work ethic from what i hear we are better off without them.Sometimes you just cant change people so you just move on.

  9. Charles Says:

    What do you hear? I haven’t heard anything. Were they kicked off because of a bad attitude?

  10. Ackermanrebel Says:

    Not going to class missing meetings and workouts just no care attitude.They had been warned.They had time to correct it but didnt.

  11. redstickrebel Says:

    Maybe thats why he is no longer at Ohio State. That guy needs to go App State

  12. PBeez Says:

    Go easy there on App State redstickrebel – they’ve got a good academic record up there. He could come here to Jacksonville State. We took Perilloux, and hell, none of the undergrads show up for class so I don’t think the footballers have to either.

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