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Houston Nutt

Houston Nutt is the head football coach for the Ole Miss Rebels. The Arkansas native graduated from Oklahoma State, where he played quarterback, after transferring from Arkansas.

Expect a close game, not a win, Saturday

Rest assured, this won’t be the David Cutcliffe loss. It probably won’t be the Ed Orgeron loss, but it might be the Houston Nutt loss. (September 27, 2013, Page 7A)

In the season of hope, here’s five realities of Ole Miss football

COLUMN: August nears, and optimism reigns. College football is never more popular in the drowsiest of the summer months, if only because fans starved for the game begin hoping and explaining away potential problems about their team with a litany of best case scenarios. (more…) (July 30, 2013, Page 6)

When losses come in 2012 remember Freeze has already won

COLUMN: Ah, yes: the reliable feeling of dread.

That unmistakable harbinger of doom sneakily tagging along as that creepy, uninvited plus-one when Ole Miss football arrives at our door each year. (more…) (August 30, 2012, Page 9)

Favorites, underdogs both pick up wins

There are favorites – think Lafayette Commodores – and there are underdogs – think Hugh Freeze in the search for a new Ole Miss football coach – who both win as they did this past weekend. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the LHS success story as well as the quick move up the coaching ladder by Freeze. (December 5, 2011, Page 4A)

The debut of “Around the Net” touches on coaching search and more

AROUND THE NET: This has been a long time coming and is probably well over due.

In an effort to better keep y’all in the know with all things related to Ole Miss, Oxford High, Lafayette High and Water Valley High athletics, I’m going to attempt to blog more regularly in the form of an “around the net” entry. (more…) (November 28, 2011)

Coaching searches were once very public

There will be lots of news coming out about who the next Ole Miss football coach will, or might, be. Editor Don Whitten recalls a time during his sports writing days when coaching searches were very open and even involved interviews with the media. (November 28, 2011, Page 4A)

Rebels playing for bragging rights on Saturday

This season has been anything but ideal for Ole Miss.

Gone is a chance at a bowl game, a shot at a winning record and the head coach. (more…) (November 22, 2011, Page 6)

Merciful LSU is a team on a mission

COLUMN: The LSU Tigers are on a roll and right now it doesn’t appear anyone will stop them.

Not a dominant Alabama team. Not a ragtag group of Rebels. And not an Arkansas squad that hung 44 points on the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday. (more…) (November 21, 2011, Page 1B)

LSU has its way in 52-3 victory over Rebels

BLOG: Hello from Oxford, Miss., the site of tonight’s Magnolia Bowl showdown between No. 1 LSU and the Ole Miss Rebels.

The game is set for a 6 p.m. kickoff and will be televised on ESPN. (more…) (November 19, 2011)

Mackey, Scott suspended for game with No. 1 LSU

Houston Nutt can’t catch a break.

Following Tuesday’s practice, the outgoing Ole Miss football coach confirmed that junior quarterback Randall Mackey, sophomore running back Jeff Scott and sophomore receiver Korvic Neat have been suspended for the LSU game on Saturday for violating team rules.

Nutt said there’s also a chance the trio could miss the Egg Bowl at Mississippi State next weekend. (November 16, 2011, Page 6)

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