Monday’s weekly press conference for Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt had a much bigger audience than normal. Instead of questions about the Rebels’ next opponent, Louisiana Tech, Nutt gave an opening statement about his four years at Ole Miss and then took questions on why he thought he was not being retained as the program’s coach.
Nutt said the administration’s decision to let him go as head coach Sunday night boiled down to wins and losses. Nutt, who started his career in Oxford with back-to-back trips to the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic, said he understood the decision and why Monday’s press conference was called in the first place. (November 8, 2011, Page 8)
This was a man who filled up the Gertrude Ford Performing Arts Center on campus to hold his introductory press conference with media and fans. This was a man who could have been elected mayor after leading the Rebels to back-to-back Cotton Bowl wins in his first two seasons. He was the choice of so many fans when he was hired. He was the man with head coaching experience that everyone was clamoring for. (more…) (November 8, 2011, Page 8)
The Ole Miss athletics director appears to have been telling the truth.
On Monday, Boone reaffirmed his statement by announcing that he plans to step aside as athletics director no later than Dec. 2012. (November 8, 2011, Page 8)
It’s no stretch to expect that the Ole Miss football team’s 2012 signing class will look much different than its current verbal commitment list that features 12 names.
In the meantime, however, most of Ole Miss’ current commitments are taking a wait-and-see approach before they make any decisions. (November 8, 2011, Page 8)
BLOG: It appears Houston Nutt‘s tenure as Ole Miss’ head coach has come to an end. (more…) (November 7, 2011)
If they were, it’s hard not to think he wouldn’t come after Ole Miss junior Bryson Rose, who is the hottest kicker in the college game.
Ole Miss may not be producing a lot positive results on the field this season, but the native of Raleigh, N.C., has been completely the opposite. He continued his exceptional season by making two more field goals Saturday against Kentucky at Commonwealth Stadium. (more…) (November 7, 2011, Page 1B)
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Ole Miss’ 2011 football season went from bad to worse Saturday afternoon thanks to another second-half letdown that led to a 30-13 win for the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium.
In a game where the Rebels (2-7 overall, 0-6 in the Southeastern Conference) finally scored in the third quarter, and actually had a lead heading into the fourth, mistakes made in the final quarter proved costly. Ole Miss was outscored 20-0 in the fourth and after totaling 314 yards of offense in the first three quarters, the Rebels were held to just 78 yards the rest of the way. (more…) (November 7, 2011, Page 1B)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Bye-bye Big 12, hello SEC.
After weeks of private flirtations and the college sports’ equivalent of prenuptial negotiations with their respective lawyers, Missouri and the Southeastern Conference took their mutual attraction public Sunday. (more…) (November 7, 2011, Page 3B)
BLOG — Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt is still the team’s head coach. Following Ole Miss’ 30-13 loss at Kentucky, rumors of Nutt being fired spread around town and on various fan message boards. Nutt said Sunday during his weekly teleconference he had not met with Ole Miss Athletics Director Pete Boone since the loss and no meeting to talk about his future had been scheduled. (more…) (November 6, 2011)
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