Friday, January 2, 2009

Stoops vs Nutt

After watching part of the Rebel victory over the Dust Pirates, I realized that Houston Nutt took a team that won 10 games in 3 years and won 9 games in the first year he was there. The predecessor, Coach O, was a well known recruiting machine and defensive line coach. Sound familiar?

Made me wonder who did the better coaching job in succeeding a bad head coaching experiment? Bob Stoops in 1999 (7-5) after 12 wins in the previous 3 years by his predecessor? Or Houston Nutt in 2008, leading Ole Miss to 9-4 season and wins over a national championship game participant and a team that kept Texas out of the national championship.

For the short term, I'll have to tip my hat to Houston Nutt, even though Stoops laid the foundation in that year to win the national championship the following year.

If you have a differing opinion, 'splain it in the comments.

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