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