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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.

Ole Miss football signs JUCO All-American Philander Moore

Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt announced Tuesday the signing of Blinn Community College’s Philander Moore to a national letter of intent.  He will enroll at Ole Miss in this month and begin competing for the Rebels in the 2011 season with three years of eligibility remaining. (more…) (January 12, 2011, Page 7A)

Rebels in hot pursuit of former WVU QB

Ole Miss may add another quarterback to the roster if former West Virginia quarterback Barry Brunetti chooses to play for the Rebels and coach Houston Nutt. The 6-foot, 200-pound Brunetti, who could enroll at Ole Miss for the spring semester, is expected to decide where he will play in the coming days. The Memphis native was the backup to Geno Smith for the Mountaineers this past season as a freshman and decided to transfer after his mother, Elna, was in a car accident this past year.

According to the (Memphis) Commercial Appeal, the decision to transfer has been brewing for quite a while now.
 (January 4, 2011, Page 6)

Rebels’ Retrospective – Gauging the REBS

OXFORD TOWN – From start to finish, the Rebel football team struggled throughout its 2010 campaign, completing the year with a disappointing 4-8 record. But, there are other ways to gauge the success of a season according to Duncan Gray. Turn to Page 12 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town and read about  Gray’s “barometer” for this year’s Ole Miss Rebels football team and check out Oxford Town photographer Mike Stanton’s accompanying photos taken as he roamed the Rebel sideline throughout the humbling season. (December 16, 2010, Page 12)

Masoli cleared to play

Ole Miss fans are happy again, transfer quarterback Jeremiah Masoli has been cleared to play. Three days after the NCAA originally ruled the former Oregon QB ineligible to play this season for the Rebels, the NCAA Division I Subcommittee for Legislative Relief overturned the original decision today. (more…) (September 3, 2010)

Rebels name captains

The Ole Miss football team kicked off the first game week of the season by announcing its 2010 team captains Sunday night in a team meeting at the Overby Center on campus.

The captains, which were voted on by the players last weekend, include WR Lionel Breaux (New Orleans, La.), S Johnny Brown (Charleston), LB Jonathan Cornell (Azusa, Calif.), DE Kentrell Lockett (Hahnville, La.) and DT Jerrell Powe (Waynesboro). (more…) (August 30, 2010, Page 3B)

Football a hot topic of conversation these days

The pros are playing exhibition games, the local high schools have all posted an official victory and the Ole Miss Rebels play in just a week. With all kinds of football going on, Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at some of the talk he’s heard about the 2010 season. (August 27, 2010, Page 4A)

Clower story sums up debate over new Ole Miss QB

I am passionate about football. The August heat reminds me of long, hot two-a-day practices. There is nothing like the smell of the field after it has been mowed and freshly painted before the first game. I have always enjoyed the excitement within the community as everyone counts down the days to the first ballgame.

Since I am no longer coaching, I have been able to shift my enthusiasm to Ole Miss football. Needless to say, I have been very interested in all of the media attention surrounding the transfer of the new quarterback. I am never surprised by what commentators, sportswriters and fans say and rarely surprised at what their motivation is

A fan of another SEC school probably thinks Jeremiah Masoli shouldn’t be allowed to walk on at Ole Miss. It might be said that Kirk Herbstreit’s love for Ohio State keeps him from being able to say anything positive about the SEC. A sportswriter may decide that the way to sell an article is to be critical of Houston Nutt and his decision. (August 5, 2010, Page 6)

Hollywood helps local youth

On Friday the local Boys & Girls Club received a check for $25,000. With guidance from Ole Miss head football coach Houston Nutt, the coaches appearing to in “The Blind Side” gave a gift worthy of a motion picture award. Why? The money came from the collective pay the coaches received for appearing in the movie. (July 12, 2010, Page 1)

Coaches team up for kids

During a football game, Rebel coach Houston Nutt and Bulldog coach Dan Mullan are on opposite sides of the field, both instructing their teams to do whatever necessary to beat the other’s team.
However, the two will come together on July 31 during the “Tailgate Together for Our Kids,” presented by Cellular South at the BancorpSouth Conference Center in Tupelo. (June 22, 2010, Page 1)

Boise State added as 2011 OM season opener

Ole Miss enhanced the season ticket package for the 2011 season with the addition of Boise State to the slate in the opener.
Ole Miss Athletics Director Pete Boone announced the move on Thursday. (May 14, 2010, Page 6A)

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