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Mississippi QB Stanley leaves program

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Quarterback Nathan Stanley is leaving Mississippi after falling down the depth chart during spring practice.

Stanley, a 6-foot-5, 215-pound junior from Tahlequah, Okla., was the Rebels' most experienced quarterback after being used mostly as a backup over two seasons. He played in four games last season, starting one, and completed 17 of 32 passes for 261 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.

Coach Houston Nutt confirmed Stanley's departure by text message on Wednesday night.

He was expected to be the starter last season before Ole Miss surprisingly landed Oregon transfer Jeremiah Masoli a month before the first game. Stanley eventually lost his job to Masoli, and has struggled ever since.

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