Brandon Marcello’s tale of the year Gus Malzahn, Mitch Mustain and Houston Nutt spent together at Arkansas is as good a story as you’ll read, even if there’s no mention of Mitch’s mom, Pork Rind Jimmy or FOIA requests.
The Nuttster comes off as the slippery weasel you’d expect – he’s not human if some of the stuff he claims didn’t affect him really didn’t. Mustain comes off as an arrogant ass.
Mustain, watching it unfold on a television newscast, couldn’t believe what he was hearing and referred to Nutt as a “dork.”
The comment was included in “Year of the Dog: One Year, One Team, One Goal.”
Mustain maintains today the comments Nutt made were “undoubtedly unprofessional” for a win against an “average” Ole Miss team that provided Arkansas its first SEC win in six tries. The book excerpt leaked prior to a trip to South Carolina, and Mustain said he started hearing rumblings Nutt wasn’t happy with the comment.
Duh, ‘ya think?
Gus comes off much better by comparison, mainly because he’s been smart enough to keep his mouth shut about the whole debacle. You may not think that’s a big deal, but there are plenty of smart folks who’ve never learned that lesson.