Houston Nutt’s attorney is threatening to sue Ole Miss for defamation.
If an acknowledgement and apology isn’t forthcoming, the possibility of a defamation suit against Ole Miss remains in play according to Nutt’s very persistent attorney, Thomas Mars.
“I would hope this wouldn’t become a legal situation,” Mars said. “But if the university doesn’t recognize at some point the damage that’s been done … I would like to think the appropriate action will be taken.
“This was a smear campaign. If it weren’t so deceitful and morally wrong, it would probably go down in college football history as one of the best trick plays ever.”
Gawd, yes, bring it on.
As I often do when the Nuttster’s name is invoked, I can’t help but wonder what Pork Rind Jimmy is up to these days.
Hell’s bells, is there anything more amusing than Houston Nutt passing judgment on Bret Bielema?
Makes you wonder what Pork Rind Jimmy’s up to these days.
Take your victories when you can get them, I guess.
Let’s clear the decks with a few tidbits I’ve been saving.
Some tasty tidbits for your sampling pleasure:
- Here’s a look at some of the possible ramifications of O’Bannon, from a Duke perspective.
- “The Internet may be losing the war against trolls. At the very least, it isn’t winning.” No shit.
- Notre Dame’s academic scandal and the recruiting trail.
- For those of you who can’t get enough Todd Grantham, here’s the man live and hands on. (h/t CardDawg, who’s on the mother)
- Nick James, you bad, mane.
- Maybe we should refer to Georgia’s class of 2010 as Survivor: 2010.
- Hawaii’s AD says the school may not be able to afford to continue its football program.
- Oklahoma suspends an incoming freshman after he’s charged with misdemeanor assault, but is making the effort to have Dorial Green-Beckham declared eligible for this season. AD says, “As the university has demonstrated in the past, we are committed to winning the right way…”. Color me confused.
- The Nuttster and Gus, together again.
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.
You’ll never guess what has the man’s knickers in a wad.
On the growing frequency of commitment flips in college football recruiting:
“That’s the one thing that I don’t miss, right there. I wish they’d do a study on what happens to the flip-floppers. I’m talking about the ones that flip from one school to the other; not once, not twice, maybe three times, and see what kind of career (they had.) The ones to me that know where they’re going and they’re truly committed, to me they have the best careers in college.”
I wonder if he feels the same way about the kids who sign on the back end of a 37-person recruiting class.