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Report: Houston Nutt meets with the Cowboys

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The coaching carousel is wrapping up in the college football world. The NFL is a different story.

Two days ago, Oregon coach Chip Kelly officially took the Philadelphia Eagles job after four years with the Ducks. A day later, it was reported that former Arkansas and Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt was getting a glance by an NFL club too, but in an assistant role.

ESPN Dallas reports that Nutt met with the Dallas Cowboys about possibly joining the coaching staff. In what capacity Nutt would come aboard — if he comes aboard — is unclear, although running backs coach Skip Peete was fired recently. Nutt has a connection to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones through Arkansas.

Nutt has been out of the coaching ranks for a year after being fired by Ole Miss following a two-win season in 2011. He does not have any NFL experience, which could prove problematic if Nutt attempts to draft 37 players in April.

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13 Responses to “Report: Houston Nutt meets with the Cowboys”
  1. dee6634 says: Jan 18, 2013 11:05 AM

    Oh my God.

  2. cometkazie says: Jan 18, 2013 11:06 AM

    Another duplicate thread?

  3. geetee52 says: Jan 18, 2013 11:48 AM

    Cowboy haters have to LOVE how this team is being run.

  4. thegamecocker says: Jan 18, 2013 12:32 PM

    Go for it Coach Nutt. You are a good man.

  5. kozbee says: Jan 18, 2013 12:33 PM

    Somethings wrong in Dallas…

    The Nutt couldnt get Arkansas nor Ole MISS off the ground,bad plays ruined the last two college teams he coached.What a waste to even hire Nutt for any job college or Pro.Jerry Jones i always thought you were a smart business man but know now im wrong.Should of left the Nutt and Fulmer on the bank fishin.

  6. mungman69 says: Jan 18, 2013 12:58 PM

    Maybe he will finally get something right.

  7. Deb says: Jan 18, 2013 2:17 PM

    kozbee says:

    Somethings wrong in Dallas…

    ROFL!!!! Honey, that is the comment of the decade. Make that two decades. Are you just noticing this?? That egomaniac Jerry Jones dumped the coach who built one of the best football teams in history–a team that won three Super Bowls in four years. (They won that third Super Bowl in spite of Switzer, not because of him.) If Jones had kept Johnson, that probably would have been the only team to win four consecutive Super Bowls. What kind of maniac kills his own championship team??

    Now he’s interviewing Houston Nutt–a twice-fired, unemployed NCAA coach with no NFL experience. Well, that’s just perfect.

  8. cometkazie says: Jan 18, 2013 2:24 PM

    Deb, we think a lot alike.

    Nutt the nut at the NuHouse looking for a job.

    I think it would be nuts to hire him.


  9. thefiesty1 says: Jan 18, 2013 3:28 PM

    One nut hiring another Nutt. Makes sense to the Nut in charge of the CowBabies.

  10. kozbee says: Jan 18, 2013 4:47 PM

    @ deb

    And to think Dallas is-was my favorite team in the NFL,i cant bare to watch them anymore..Wheres my Tums.

  11. Deb says: Jan 18, 2013 5:45 PM

    @cometkazie …

    I’ve noticed that 😉

    @kozbee …

    As a Steelers fan, I hate the Cowboys. But as an NFL fan, it just hurts to see a crazy man screw up his own franchise like that. Clint Murchison and Tex Schramm are rolling in their graves.

  12. ottomac says: Jan 19, 2013 12:09 AM

    It’s easy to say Nutt just didn’t have it for his former programs but the man is coaching in the SEC. I won’t say one way or the other whether he’d be good at what he is hired for in the future but I will say that I think he knows football very well. If he gets hired by somebody I wish him all the luck in the world.

  13. pdcooper08 says: Jan 20, 2013 11:09 AM

    I’m pretty sure he will be hired as a position coach. Come on, the guy the struggled as a Head coach, not as an assistant. He knows football, I’m sure he’ll adjust fine. Just because you know football, doesn’t mean you know how to manage as a HC. Now if he was being asked to take over for Garrett or one of the coordinators, then I’d really worry. Give the man a break.

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