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
I hear what he’s saying, but coach ain’t the one writing checks to cover the fee bill. Chandler might want to pump the brakes on the “f the fans” sentiment.
Reply2 months
There's no team without the players.
2 months
"There's no team without the players"..... true, but the players shouldn't overplay their hand. There are always new recruits and transfers to come fill their spot. And before the players walk (and forfeit their scholarship) they should be certain they can transfer somewhere else on scholarship.
2 months
"But we don't care about the fans that much." OL Chandler Tuitt. Hmm.
Reply2 months
points for cold honesty.
2 months
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.
Reply2 months
Oh brother. And I thought Arkansas’ program was a dumpster fire. Sheesh.
Reply2 months
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]
Reply2 months
Looks like them Luke boys are at it again
Reply2 months
have an upvote
2 months
The players act like they didn’t have a direct say if their coach stayed...
Reply2 months
how is their offensive line cause we will need all the help we can get.
Reply2 months
They suck and so does he.
Reply2 months
Don't think Tuitt ever played
Reply2 months
They demand their fair share!
Reply2 months
What about the WR who probably cost his coach his job? What's he saying?
Reply2 months
I would be pissed off. (SWIDT?)
Reply2 months
and the fans hope there are leaving too!
Reply2 months
TT9
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Their fans would throw on their clip on bowties and help the players leave I'd say.
Reply2 months
One player left so fast he looked like a blur....
Reply2 months
so what happens if such a large amount of players leave? open tryouts for students?
Reply2 months
These players went 4-8. They’d be doing Ole Miss a favor by leaving.
Reply2 months
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.
Reply2 months
They were just pissed that their hookup at Arety's Angels was gone.
2 months
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.
Reply2 months
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