At a fairly uneventful weekly presser, Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt did address the topic of job security.
Here’s his response when asked if he believes he is coaching for his job in these last few games.
“This is my fif- I don’t know how many years it is now, going on 15 or 14. I don’t look at it that way, going into the office like, ‘Uh oh, this could be it.’ I don’t look at it that way. I’m in charge or responsible for about 120 guys. I love it here, but I know this, they pay me to win. Right now we’re not winning.”
I look at it the complete opposite of probably the way you look at it. Hey, I take every single day and give you everything I have. I’ve done that since the first day I got here, work from daylight to exhaustion every day, giving it, trying to make a difference in a young person’s life and trying to win football games.”
We haven’t done that this year. I don’t like that. I hate losing. I think there are some players that feel the same way I do. They hate losing, and you don’t want that. You try to give them the best plan possible, so every single day you come to work and sometimes you stay up late at night thinking about what’s the best plan I can give these guys so that we can win. That’s all we think about. But for me to walk on egg shells and come in all nervous and worry about is this my last day, last game or is this it, my last month … I don’t look at it like that. I can’t do that.”
More from the presser later this evening.