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Nutt to be fired, Ole Miss AD stepping down

Posted on: November 7, 2011 11:11 am
Edited on: November 7, 2011 12:39 pm
 


Posted by Tom Fornelli

UPDATE: From CBSSports.com's Bruce Feldman

Expect to hear that former Ole Miss great Archie Manning and FedEX VP Mike Glenn to be announced as heading the Ole Miss search committee to replace Houston Nutt. Rebel AD Pete Boone will step down, which may get categorized as him "retiring" and have no real role in the school's coaching search, a source at Ole Miss told CBS Monday morning.



It's a move that most people have been expecting to happen, but Ole Miss' 30-13 loss to Kentucky on Saturday appears to have been the final nail in Houston Nutt's coffin. According to reports, Nutt has been informed by the school that this will be his final season at Ole Miss.

Nutt came to Ole Miss in 2008 after serving as head coach at SEC West rival Arkansas from 1998 to 2007. Nutt's tenure at Ole Miss started with a lot of promise, as his Rebels went 9-4 in each of his first two seasons and won consecutive Cotton Bowls. Since then, however, things haven't been nearly as encouraging.

Nutt's team followed those Cotton Bowl wins with a 4-8 record in 2010, including a 1-7 mark in SEC play. So far in 2011 the Rebels are 2-7 and 0-6 in conference play, including a school record 12 consecutive conference losses. His team's only wins on the season have come against Southern Illinois and Fresno State.

Nutt's record at Ole Miss is currently 24-23, but it's the 10-20 mark in the SEC that has ultimately led to this.
Comments

Since: Dec 9, 2007
Posted on: November 10, 2011 5:19 pm
 

Nutt to be fired, Ole Miss AD stepping down

Hate to break the news to you, but it was Gus Malzahn when he was at Arkansas and NOT Houston Nutt that came up with the Wildcat offense.





Since: Nov 16, 2007
Posted on: November 9, 2011 6:43 pm
 

Nutt to be fired, Ole Miss AD stepping down

How about we remember one of the good things Nutt should be remembered for:

Remember, he made the "wildcat" famous with is Wildhog at Arkansas and Wild Rebel at Ole Miss. He coached Darron McFadden, Felix Jones, and Dexter McCluster. These three guys produced some great football out of the "wildcat" formation.


Sol lets get off Nutt's nuts and remember the good things he did for college football.    &n
bsp;  



Since: Dec 9, 2007
Posted on: November 8, 2011 5:06 pm
 

Nutt to be fired, Ole Miss AD stepping down

Ole Miss fans, look at Nutt's above picture. You know it is time for your coach to go when he demonstrates his anatomy in front of his players, coaches, and fans.



Since: Dec 28, 2010
Posted on: November 8, 2011 1:16 pm
 

Maybe Ole Miss will hire Joe Pa

He is going to be availableSmile



Since: May 27, 2011
Posted on: November 8, 2011 11:56 am
 

Nutt to be fired, Ole Miss AD stepping down

Go get the Boise State coach and win 8 games..schedule So.Miss..find out why their talent is better than yours..Cool



Since: Sep 17, 2009
Posted on: November 8, 2011 10:57 am
 

Nutt to be fired, Ole Miss AD stepping down

great points...let's also point out that a good part of his .667 winning percentage at ARK was while he had a game changer QB in matt Jones and then McFadden and Felix as well for a few years on their own...so his recruiting was good he just can't call a game...too scared.  Then the whole Mustain fiasco...that was our straw. Good luck to him..perhaps one of his brothers can get him a gig.  I'd probably just retire.  He'll actually probably end up on the Dallas Cowboys as a RB coach or something.



Since: Sep 17, 2009
Posted on: November 8, 2011 10:36 am
 

Nutt to be fired, Ole Miss AD stepping down

hahaha...just a few short years ago all the Ole Miss Fans were excited about Nutt....after season one, when he had to actually start recruiting his own players it went downhill fast.  Too bad Ole Miss....what's next?  I'm pretty sure no matter what happens you will continue to be the snobbiest student body with the worst football team in the SEC BY FAR!!!!!



Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: November 8, 2011 4:15 am
 

Nutt to be fired, Ole Miss AD stepping down

Here's to all the CBS'ers who were such Nutt enthusiasts.  Most of us saw this day coming a long time ago.



Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: November 8, 2011 1:20 am
 

Nutt to be fired, Ole Miss AD stepping down

ole miss gonna bust a nutt



Since: Aug 29, 2010
Posted on: November 7, 2011 10:02 pm
 

Nutt to be fired, Ole Miss AD stepping down

He got FIRED because he is terrible. He didn't "jump ship." I am glad to see him out of the SEC.


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