Former Ole Miss Rebels and Arkansas Razorbacks head football coach Houston Nutt is now in the media.
The 19-year head coaching veteran, with a career record of 135-96 (.584,) spent this season on television and radio rather than his familiar role leading a college football program.
Nutt is now a CBS Sports Network Studio Analyst. He was on their National Signing Day coverage. He’s also an analyst for Sirius/XM College Sports Nation.
To hear our entire interview with Houston Nutt, click the video to the left.
Houston Nutt on if he’d like to coach again:
“I would like to, if the situation is right. If the schools feel like the right fit, I’d like to make one more run.”
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.”
On Texas A&M coaches managing Johnny Manziel’s star status:
“You have a phenom. You worry about now, all the attention. That assistant coach (QB coach) especially has to keep tabs on this young man every single day. It would be constant to me, every single day. Also be very, very conscious of who’s trying to be his friend right now.”
On new Vols coach Butch Jones:
“Just watching what he did at Cincinnati was really impressive.”
On Jones starting at a new job late in recruiting and in a new conference:
“I thought he did a really good job because it’s not easy. With Tennessee you have to recruit predominantly out of state. I thought he’s done a really good job. Put a good staff together.”
How good is the Tennessee job right now?:
“It’s always been one of the best. Tennessee has such tradition. The one thing I loved about coming to Knoxville was, oh my goodness, the sea of orange. To me, it’s still one of the top jobs in the country.”
On what it will take to win at Tennessee:
“It’s going to take great recruiters; and I mean, not just good recruiters.”
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