Houston Nutt Resigns As Arkansas Head Coach

At the 6:30 pm press conference Houston Nutt made it known that he resigned the position of Arkansas Razorback Head Football Coach this morning. Reggie Herring was named interim head coach for the bowl game. Jeff Long will begin the search for a new head coach as soon as possible. Chancellor White will ask the Razorback foundation to release the “Golden Handcuffs” and treat Houston as if he had been fired (He’ll be getting a nice severance package). KATV, Arkansas Sports 360, and the Memphis Commercial Appeal are reporting that Houston is one of two lead candidates for the Ole Miss Rebels job that was vacated when Ed Orgeron was fired this past weekend. Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Rick Neuheisel, a former Colorado and Washington coach, is the other lead candidate although Nutt is the firm leader.

UPDATE:AP article

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Nutt Press Conference at 6:30 CST

(Bumped to the Top)

ESPN and The Morning News is reporting he is being bought out (He’ll resign with a 3.5 million compensation package). Arkansas Sports 360 is reporting he’ll probably stay (White and Broyles will be present at the press conference). We’ll find out soon enough.

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The Morning News
Arkansas Sports 360

UPDATE: News is Spreading and AS360 is changing their tune.

AS360 reports on ESPN story
AS360 notes other reports
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AOL Fanhouse
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UPDATE #2:Whole Hog Sports is reporting that Broyles, Long, and White have asked him to stay but it will be Houston’s decision. Nutt is currently meeting with his coaches and will meet with the team later this afternoon.