Apparently Half Of Ole Miss' Team Is Considering Leaving After Matt Luke's Firing
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On Sunday night, Ole Miss athletic director Keith Carter informed the team in a closed-door meeting that the program has fired football coach Matt Luke. Apparently, this did not sit well with the players, with many players storming out of the meeting, per USA Today...
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After the meeting concluded, junior offensive lineman Chandler Tuitt said "half the team" is talking about leaving. Tuitt said if the entire coaching staff is dismissed along with Luke, he doesn't think many players will stay with the team.

"But you realize, there's no program without players," Tuitt said. "You're basing stuff off the fans. But we don't care about the fans that much. I'm going to be honest. We're here for the coach. We love football. If you don't want to support us, that's just your fault."

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26 Comments
ole miss still plays football? last i saw they acting like a dog pissing on the field.
Reply6 days
Go for it guys. You'll are so funny. Let's see, once was the Rebels, then you were the Black Bears, now you are the Sharks. You are a joke.
Reply6 days
This rarely means anything. I remember how pissed the Bama players were when Price got fired. There really wasn't any attrition but there were alot of threats. If any do leave, it gives a new coach a chance to get his own guys in there. If I were an Ole Miss fan, I would say good riddance.
Reply6 days
They were just pissed that their hookup at Arety's Angels was gone.
6 days
These players went 4-8. They’d be doing Ole Miss a favor by leaving.
Reply6 days
so what happens if such a large amount of players leave? open tryouts for students?
Reply6 days
One player left so fast he looked like a blur....
Reply6 days
TT9
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Their fans would throw on their clip on bowties and help the players leave I'd say.
Reply6 days
and the fans hope there are leaving too!
Reply6 days
I would be pissed off. (SWIDT?)
Reply6 days
What about the WR who probably cost his coach his job? What's he saying?
Reply6 days
They demand their fair share!
Reply6 days
Don't think Tuitt ever played
Reply7 days
They suck and so does he.
Reply7 days
how is their offensive line cause we will need all the help we can get.
Reply7 days
The players act like they didn’t have a direct say if their coach stayed...
Reply7 days
Looks like them Luke boys are at it again
Reply7 days
have an upvote
7 days
If I’m a coach and one of those quitters approaches me wanting to join my team I’d tell them to frick off. [unless it’s Plumlee]
Reply7 days
Oh brother. And I thought Arkansas’ program was a dumpster fire. Sheesh.
Reply7 days
The entire point of a College Football team is the player-fan connection. The two cannot be separated, teams spend millions of dollars to put the best product on the field for the 100 thousand-ish fans that come out each week. I get why the players are upset, but there is no college football in general if not for the fans or the players.
Reply7 days
"But we don't care about the fans that much." OL Chandler Tuitt. Hmm.
Reply7 days
points for cold honesty.
7 days
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