It looks like Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt is starting to crack under the immense pressure he’s facing in Oxford after a 2-5 start.
Following up on his “50 years!” rant last season, on Saturday Nutt confronted writer Neal McCready (click here for video), who covers the Rebels for the Ole Miss site RebelGrove.com after McCready picked No. 9 Arkansas to win 49-10 over the weekend. The Hogs instead won 29-24.
“They played real hard,” Nutt said. “They played harder than that 49-10, right, Neal? One on my players told me. I don’t read your stuff; they tell me what you say. One of my freshmen told me that Neal McCready wrote that we were going to get beat 49-10. It wasn’t no 49-10…
And that’s what I’m trying to do, keep these guys with a real effort and attitude of ‘Don’t ever give up, don’t quit. Fight, no matter what people say, no matter what they say.’ See because they don’t know, they’re not the expert.”
Bad English aside, we’re not sure why Nutt is upset with McCready. First of all, McCready was just doing his job. Second, this an Ole Miss team that lost to Vanderbilt earlier this year, 30-7, and was hammered by Alabama, 52-7, the week before.