I vividly remember the three games in 2011 following the announcement that Houston Nutt would not return as Ole Miss coach.
Nutt was allowed to remain and coach the team. That might have been OK for one game, but for three games it was a disaster. You have coaches thinking about their families and their next jobs, and you can’t blame them.
A better decision would have been for Gunter Brewer to be named interim coach. I thought that at the time, and nothing I saw in losses to Louisiana Tech, LSU and Mississippi State, games in which the Rebels were outscored 110-13, changed that.
There are six fifth-year seniors who were freshmen in those dark hours. They’re proud of how far the program has come and proud they’ve stayed to be a part when most of them were close to leaving.
From the Mother Ship, Looking back at 2011.