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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.

Rebels get commitment from Missouri TE

On June 4 Austin Ray trekked south from Columbia, Mo., to Oxford to participate in one of Ole Miss’ football camps.

The 6-foot-6, 235-pound tight end impressed the coaching staff enough to garner his first offer from a FBS program.

Last weekend, Ray once again participated in an Ole Miss football camp, and after heading home for a couple of days, he verbally committed to the Rebels on Wednesday. (more…) (July 28, 2011, Page 8A)

Shaw named Citizen of the Year

The Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce held its annual dinner Tuesday night at the Oxford Conference Center. For their service to the LOU community, Dr. Jean Shaw was recognized as Citizen of the Year and Lynn Wells was presented the Outstanding Service Award. (June 8, 2011, Page 1A)

USC’s Spurrier proposes paying football players

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — Steve Spurrier has a plan to pay football players — and it wouldn’t cost schools or conferences a dime.

South Carolina’s head ball coach offered an interesting yet far-from-feasible proposal Wednesday that would give 70 players a $300 stipend every game. (more…) (June 2, 2011, Page 2B)

Jones, Jackson dismissed from football team

A brush with the Oxford Police Department cost two Ole Miss players their spot on the team on Monday. Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt released rising sophomore linebacker Clarence Jackson and rising sophomore defensive end Delvin Jones from the roster after the two were charged with public drunkenness last Friday. (more…) (May 17, 2011, Page 6)

Delvin Jones, Clarence Jackson suspended indefinitely

BLOG: Ole Miss released a statement earlier today from head coach Houston Nutt stating that rising sophomores Delvin Jones and Clarence Jackson have been “suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules.” (more…) (May 13, 2011)

Brunetti cleared to play in 2011

The NCAA has approved a waiver request for Ole Miss quarterback Barry Brunetti to compete in the 2011 season, the school learned on Monday. The sophomore has three years of eligibility remaining.

(more…) (April 26, 2011, Page 6)

Vets show appreciation for Nutt’s Middle East trip

On Wednesday, the Oxford Military Order of the Purple Heart presented University of Mississippi head football coach Houston Nutt with a plaque of appreciation for Nutt visiting troops in the Middle East two years as part of the Under Armour Coaches Tour. (April 21, 2011, Page 8)

LB Shackelford injured during Monday’s practice

Ole Miss kicked off Grove Bowl Week the same way it had the last two weeks, with a two-plus practice in the Indoor Practice Facility after rains forced the Rebels indoors on Monday.

Head coach Houston Nutt talked about Saturday’s scrimmage after practice, but the biggest news of the day involved junior linebacker D.T. Shackelford, who sustained a knee injury during the practice. An immediate diagnosis was not known right after practice and results from an MRI performed were expected to be released today. (more…) (April 12, 2011, Page 1B)

Back at full-strength: Thomas hoping to make impact in ’11

The past four years have been one big learning experience for Ole Miss running back Devin Thomas.

As a senior, Thomas looked like he was on the fast track to doing big things on the gridiron. (more…) (April 11, 2011, Page 4B)

Rebels show pro, cons in first scrimmage

Saturday’s scrimmage at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium provided a mixed bag of results for the Ole Miss coaching staff to build on.

There was the good: Randall Mackey showed consistency passing the ball, the defense provided a constant presence in the offensive backfield, the tight ends looked like reliable targets, head coach Houston Nutt said he liked the attitudes he saw from the defense and incumbent kicker Bryson Rose connected on all four field goals from 40 yards and beyond. (more…) (April 4, 2011, Page 6A)

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