Ole Miss starts beginning of end with Houston Nutt

AP Sports Writer

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - It was apparent quite quickly that this was not a normal Mississippi football practice.

As players made their way up the stairs and onto the practice field, employees loaded boxes into a car in the parking lot, the first signs that the beginning of the end of Houston Nutt's tenure is here.

In less than three weeks, Nutt will be gone. The fourth-year coach announced his resignation, effective at the end of the season, on Monday after the Rebels lost their 12th straight Southeastern Conference game. Now Ole Miss is stumbling down the stretch with a lame duck coach, youthful roster and questionable motivation.

But Nutt said his team will be prepared for this weekend's game against Louisiana Tech and the two final conference games against LSU and Mississippi State.

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