The Miami Sun-Sentinel channels its inner Pork Rind Jimmy, does a little judicious Googling, and comes up with this choice tidbit from a 2007 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette piece on the best of Houston Nutt’s cellphone conversations:
… On Dec. 7, Nutt had a 30-minute call with prominent Miami booster Nevin Shapiro. When he hung up, Nutt called his agent, Jimmy Sexton of Memphis, and then called Shapiro back.
Nutt also called Miami senior athletic director Tony Hernandez four times that day.
There are so many layers of wow here I hardly know where to begin. Nevin Shapiro had the juice to be part of the evaluation process for the new Miami head coach? And Houston Nutt knew that? And Jimmy Sexton added something that caused Nutt to call Shapiro again?
The only thing that would have made this more awesome would be if Miami had gone ahead and hired Nutt. Can you imagine the shitstorm the Nuttster would be dealing with today had that happened?