BLOG — HOOVER, Ala. — Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt took some time out to speak with local beat reporters before making the final few rounds of media stations at SEC Media Days Friday morning.Nutt was one of the final four coaches to close out the annual event held at the Wynfrey Hotel. Joining him on the final day was Alabama’s Nick Saban, Vanderbilt’s James Franklin and LSU’s Les Miles.
Nutt said the priority for August was hard work and keeping carrying over what was started in January.
“We had a very good offseason. We’ve had a very good summer. Now you can wait, can’t wait to get to August to put this team together.”
Nutt said he was hoping that offensive coordinator David Lee would have a decision made on a starting QB within 10 or 11 days of camp.
The momentum the Rebels have experienced the last few years has been diminished by the media, but not by Nutt, who said many of the fans he’s seen have been very excited about the start of the year.
“I feel a lot of momentum right now. Even though the year wasn’t what we wanted it to be, the momentum started with recruiting. To sign the best players in Mississippi, to sign four U.S. Army All-American guys. The Rebel Clubs I’ve been too, there is a lot of enthusiasm right now. They’re anxious for football. This is an exciting time, I’m excited about this year.”
For a complete wrapup from Nutt and the three players, offensive lineman Bradley Sowell, defensive end Kentrell Lockett and running back Brandon Bolden, see Monday’s EAGLE print edition. (July 22, 2011)