November 16th, 2011 10:41 AM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss
Tags: Egg Bowl, Jeff Scott, LSU, Zach Stoudt
You can probably go ahead an pencil in a couple more losses for Ole Miss as Houston Nutt makes his way to the exit. The team was expected to lifeless against Louisiana Tech and it was in a 27-7 homefield loss on Saturday.
Now, on top of the emotionally-draining coaching change, Nutt’s team will have to soldier on without two key players.
Starting quarterback Randall Mackey and running back Jeff Scott have been suspended along with backup receiver Korvic Neat for Saturday’s game against LSU and possibly for the Egg Bowl, too. The oft-cited “violation of team rules” was given as the reason for the punishments.
“I hate it,” Nutt told The Jackson Clarion-Ledger last evening. “Got to learn how to handle change and it’s tough for a lot of them. Especially when the season doesn’t go just right, it’s easy to let go.”
As for the suspensions carrying over to the Egg Bowl, Nutt said, “It looks like two (games) right now.”
Zach Stoudt will start at quarterback and Barry Brunetti will see some time against LSU’s suffocating defense, too. Congratulations.
Mackey and Scott ranked first and second on the Rebel team for total offense.
Credit Nutt for asking the UM administration for the right to go down with his ship, because that vessel is most certainly going down fast at this point.
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