Friday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Friday morning …

I missed this when it first came out, but there’s mention of Houston Nutt here with interest in the Florida International job. By my count that’s four jobs — FIU, South Florida, Boston College and Arkansas State — that I’ve heard his name associated with.

In the season of coaching change, hearing something is far from fact, but it would appear that Nutt is working to get back in the game.

Good luck to him. …

Elsewhere, word on the street is that the Big East is about to split at best, dissolve at worst. The non-football members have had enough of the constant change within the league, big football leaving, smaller football coming to take its place.

Memphis joined the league with hopes of adding status to both football and basketball, so the future of that school is uncertain at this point.

This will no doubt have some affect on Conference USA and the Sun Belt.

Ole Miss will face a current Big East member, Pittsburgh, in the BBVA Compass Bowl. This blog that covers Pitt gives first-year coach Paul Chryst a grade of C for his 6-6 debut season. Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze went 6-6 and got a raise, money to pay his assistants more and the announcement that the football building will soon begin major renovations. That’s a statement about where the program was when he arrived.

Speaking of Ole Miss football, wide receiver Collins Moore had surgery on his right shoulder on Thursday. He and Freeze exchanged comments via Twitter when the deal was done, Freeze telling Moore he’d be back before he knew it.



Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • Memphis sucks as they don’t even own any of their own major sports venues. They get handouts from Memphis.

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