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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Sometimes you feel like a Nutt

The SEC West just got a little tougher today.

With Ole Miss announcing the hiring of Houston Nutt as the Rebels' head football coach, the school will have its first real coach since firing David Cutcliffe following the 2004 season.

In 10 years at Arkansas, Nutt took the Razorbacks to a pair of SEC Championship Games. At Ole Miss, he's probably get a statue of himself in front of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium for taking the Rebels to one championship game.

Nutt will have a new challenge splitting a state with Mississippi State. But he'll have more players in Mississippi than he had in Arkansas. And Ed Orgeron did leave him some players.

Nutt had a way of getting his teams to improve over the course of a season and that should be attractive to Ole Miss fans and a concern for LSU fans.

Now the ball is in Arkansas' court to come up with a coach better than Nutt. If the Hogs can't, the Rebels could rise at Arkansas' expense.


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