VIDEO BLOG: Ole Miss Athletics Director Pete Boone and Dan Jones both talk about the decision to not retain Houston Nutt as the program’s head coach after this season. (more…) (November 9, 2011)
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)
All of the smoke surrounding the Ole Miss football program flamed up big-time Monday with the announcement that Houston Nutt will end his coaching career here this season. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the past and future of the program, which will soon have its fourth head coach in a decade, and writes that a long-term commitment is essential for success for the Rebels. (November 8, 2011, Page 4)
BLOG: It appears Houston Nutt‘s tenure as Ole Miss’ head coach has come to an end. (more…) (November 7, 2011)
A Hinds County judge has ruled the wrongful death lawsuit against the University of Mississippi in the death of football player Bennie Abram will be heard in Oxford at the Lafayette County Courthouse. (October 4, 2011, Page 2)
OHS swimming coach Rebecca Van Oostendorp and parents of team swim members write to thank Bubba Robinson and others with the Oxford Park Commission for making their recent home meet a big success, while Nathan A. Yow writes to question the approach the University of Mississippi appears to have in deciding who to accept donations from. (October 4, 2011, Page 4)
Chancellor Dan Jones talked growth and football at the Tuesday Rotary Club. (September 21, 2011, Page 2)
Ole Miss returned to the practice fields Tuesday, a day after head football coach Houston Nutt dealt with several questions about his future and how to fix problems associated with a 1-2 start.
Nutt’s opening remarks following Tuesday’s practice revolved around him taking responsibility for the problems of the team and re-iterating the point that he was the one to blame, not the Ole Miss administration. (September 21, 2011, Page 6)