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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.

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)

Bulldogs beat Rebels to retain ‘Golden Egg’

BLOG: STARKVILLE — Ole Miss’ end to the 2011 season, and the head coaching career of Houston Nutt, resulted in yet another loss Saturday night. (more…) (November 27, 2011)

Rebels looking to win one for Nutt

Houston Nutt’s final game as the head coach of the Ole Miss football program is arguably the most important to his legacy. Coaches, outgoing or not, are remembered by how they finish a season, a career and how they fare against the team’s biggest rival. While some Ole Miss fans still consider LSU the Rebels’ biggest rival, the annual end to a regular season campaign always comes against Mississippi State. (more…) (November 24, 2011, Page 8A)

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)

No. 1 LSU knees Ole Miss 52-3

LSU coach Les Miles may have decided Saturday’s game with Ole Miss at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium was over with five minutes left in the contest when he instructed quarterback Zach Mettenberger to kneel the ball four straight times instead of score another touchdown from the Ole Miss 1-yard line. (more…) (November 21, 2011, Page 1B)

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)

Offensive-minded coaches driving search

Younger, offensive-minded coaches that call unconventional plays have become popular among universities and search committees looking for a new person to lead their football programs.

Larry Fedora, Hugh Freeze and Gus Malzhan, three men in their 40s, have emerged as hot names in ongoing coaching searches, including Ole Miss’. (November 17, 2011, Page 6)

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)

Using the past to deal with the present, future

Editor Don Whitten writes about using the past to learn lessons, to deal with the present and to make plans for the future, and points out that Ole Miss officials are having to deal with the plusses and minuses of that while searching for a new football coach. (November 16, 2011, Page 4)

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