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Crystal Ball Run:
There’s an old saying that goes, “There are lies. There are damn lies. And there are statistics.”
Well, in the case of one college football coach, I’d like to twist that around a bit. In this case, “There are certainties. There are damn certainties. And there is Houston Nutt being fired at Ole Miss.” What’s seemed inevitable for weeks became official Monday morning, as its being reported by many news outlets that Nutt will be relieved of his duties at a 3:00 p.m. EST (2:00 p.m. Oxford time) press conference today.
So brings the end of one of the most bizarre courtships in modern SEC history.
To look at Nutt’s overall record, you’d think that if anything, Nutt did pretty well at a program that’s been a traditional SEC doormat for decades now. As things stand, his record is 24-23 at the school, with two Cotton Bowl wins on his resume.
However, to go back to the opening of this column, it’s clear that the statistics on Nutt are most definitely “damn lies.” His record sits at one gam
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By now you’ve probably all heard the news that sent shockwaves through Mississippi this morning. As first reported by about 200 other media outlets… and then confirmed by Crystal Ball Run, Houston Nutt resigned today as the head football coach of the Ole Miss Rebels. The announcement came at a 3:00 p.m. press conference in Oxford, reportedly causing countless bottles of champagne...
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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi football coach Houston Nutt will resign at the end of the season.
The first SEC coach to get the axe was Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt. It was announced today that Nutt will step down at the end of the season and that Athletic Director Pete Boone will step down by December 2012.
The group Forward Rebels was founded to help oust Boone and replace him with an AD that would help revive the excitement level for Ole Miss athletics.
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Multiple sources are confirming that Mississippi Rebels head football coach Houston Nutt will not return next season. It is also being reported that athletic director Pete Boone also will not return once the university hires his replacement.Nutt is in his fourth season as head football coach and after a promising beginning to his tenure that saw the Rebels win nine games in each...
Mississippi coach Houston Nutt will resign at the end of this season, the university announced Monday afternoon.
Shortly after Ole Miss’ mind-boggling 12th consecutive loss in SEC play Saturday, Houston Nutt was quoted as saying “I don’t know… I don’t know” when asked about his future as the Rebels’ head coach. Less than 48 hours later, Nutt’s future has reportedly been clarified. And, as expected, it does not involve being in Oxford…
By DAVID BRANDTOXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi football coach Houston Nutt will resign at the end of the season.
Nutt will coach the Rebels' last three games this year," athletic director Pete Boone said at a press conference Monday, where also announced that he will step down as athletic AD by the end of 2012.
The Rebels have lost 12 consecutive Southeastern Conference...