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.
After recording just six interceptions last season, the Rebels hijacked four passes from Southern Illinois quarterback Paul McIntosh on Saturday, and have five picks through two games. (September 12, 2011, Page 2B)
OXFORD TOWN – Oxford Town Sports Columnist Steven Godfrey is disgusted. Frankly, we’re all entitled to be a little disappointed but he actually called it last week. He’s got a list of folks who are in need of firing in a bad way after last week’s Rebel home opener bust against BYU. SPOILER ALERT — No one is bulletproof. He’s even got Jack Black included in his list. Check out Page 10 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town to see who else is outta here in Godfrey land. (September 8, 2011, Page 10)
Against the Cougars, Ole Miss’ depth at running back took a significant hit when All-Southeastern Conference senior Brandon Bolden and fellow veteran Enrique Davis went down with leg injuries.
During his weekly press conference Monday, Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt addressed both injuries. (September 6, 2011, Page 6)
The line between winning and losing in college football is extremely fine. For the Ole Miss Rebels, a team that was looking to get off to a good start following a disappointing 4-8 season in 2010, Saturday’s season opening 14-13 loss to BYU at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium boiled down to just a few plays that prevented them from earning a much-needed victory.
Mistakes cost the Rebels in last year’s season-opening loss to Jacksonville State and it was miscues at the most critical points of the game that hurt them again this year. (more…) (September 5, 2011, Page 1B)
As if losing its season opener to BYU wasn’t bad enough, Ole Miss might be without its top two running backs for an extended period of time.
During his weekly teleconference on Sunday, Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt updated the status of seniors Brandon Bolden and Enrique Davis, both of whom saw limited playing time after being injured against the Cougars. (September 5, 2011, Page 1B)
BLOG: It’s looking like the Rebels will likely be without senior running backs Brandon Bolden and Enrique Davis next weekend when they host Southern Illinois.
Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt said on his weekly Sunday teleconference that both running backs are scheduled to have MRIs tomorrow. (more…) (September 4, 2011)
The game is set for a 3:45 p.m. kickoff and will be televised on ESPN. (more…) (September 3, 2011)
This is a big four-day weekend, beginning with tonight’s Oxford-Lafayette football game and ending with Labor Day. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at Monday’s holiday and who it honors. (September 2, 2011, Page 4A)
BLOG — Just got this in from Athlon Sports, a partner of the paper who provides us with a monthly sports insert. (more…) (September 1, 2011)
A little over a week after being named the starting quarterback for the BYU opener, Ole Miss sophomore Barry Brunetti had his best practice of the summer. Head coach Houston Nutt and offensive coordinator David Lee both praised the work turned in by Brunetti on Tuesday.
The biggest reason for the swift improvement compared to last week when Brunetti struggled was comfort, while consistency was another important intangible mentioned by both coaches. (August 31, 2011, Page 6A)