Ole Miss has canned Houston Nutt and Pete Boone… sort of.
Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt is out and athletic director Pete Boone will step down by December of 2012, Chancellor Dan Jones announced today.
Nutt, who is making $2.76 million this year, will coach the final three games of this season — Saturday vs. Louisiana Tech, Nov. 19 against LSU and Nov. 26 at Mississippi State. Nutt, 54, is in the second year of a four-year contract and will be paid $6 million over the next five years in severance, said Boone.
So Boone is sticking around for another year, but won’t be involved in the process of selecting the Nuttster’s replacement. That decision, instead, will fall on the collective shoulders of a committee.
… Former Ole Miss football star Archie Manning and FedEx executive vide president Mike Glenn will co-chair a search committee for hiring replacements for Nutt and Boone.
And why not? That approach served the school so well the last time it went that way, right?
There’s a reason Ole Miss is the only school in the SEC West that’s never reached the SECCG.