Though knocking off the no. 1 team in the land earned Houston Nutt a proposed two year extension as Arkansas head coach, it proved to be too little, too late — not with other suitors competing for Nutt’s services, anyhow. Chances are very slim, by the way, that Mitch Mustaine will attempt to transfter to Ole Miss in the near future. From the AP :
Houston Nutt wasn’t out of a job for long: He was hired as Mississippi’s football coach just hours after resigning at ArkansasNutt agreed to a contract late Monday night, and replaces Ed Orgeron, who was fired Sunday after the Rebels lost to rival Mississippi State and finished 3-9.
The hiring of Nutt was confirmed by a person close to the program who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the announcement had not yet been made.
Nutt resigned even though the Razorbacks upset then-No. 1 LSU 50-48 in triple overtime last week.