Published May 21, 2012 - 9:42am
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If there ever was a promising looking athlete in the SEC, it was Nick Brassell. Brassell was the two-way standout for the Rebels last year in his true freshman season. He had All-SEC caliber potential, but it seems he didn’t work for it off the field.
Brassell was recently declared academically ineligible because he did not pass the minimum of 18 hours during the fall and spring.
He left this post on his personal Facebook page:
To my family, friends, and the Ole Miss fans: I want to send my deepest apologies for not being able to return next season. I let my family, friends, and the University of Mississippi down. My effort at times was small, if any. I admit these mistakes. Competing in the SEC and playing for a team like Ole Miss was a dream come true, but I didn’t work for it. I want to thank all of my family, friends, and Ole Miss fans for the support and kind words. I’ll make it and know what I have to do now. Ole Miss has a great coach in Coach Hugh Freeze and he’ll do great. Hotty Toddy, Go Rebels!
While we wish the young man good luck with his future, it creates a massive hole on the Ole Miss squad. Hopefully for him, he gets his books in order to once again wear red and blue in Oxford.
SEC football will miss this young man in the fall – and I know I will, too.