Just over 12 hours after he announced his resignation at Arkansas, Houston Nutt has landed another job. Ole Miss is set to name Nutt as the successor to Ed Orgeron in Oxford.
This is just another example of coaching changes being orchestrated behind the scenes. Orgeron was fired after three seasons and just a day after the Rebels blew a 14-0 lead and lost to rival Mississippi State (which is bowl-bound).
The Ole Miss administration probably wouldn't have fired coach O unless it had a good idea it could hire Nutt. And Nutt would not have resigned _ he would have gotten more money if Arkansas had fired him _ unless he knew he was headed for Ole Miss.
One thing is certain _ those Razorbacks-Rebels game in the SEC West will be spicy for the next few seasons.
_ Wendell Barnhouse