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Houston Nutt?

He's been let go (effective at the end of the season) at Ole Miss.  He's 135-91 overall.  Just another name to add to the list.  Thoughts?
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Was talking to someone about this potentialy happening last weekend actually, not surprised.

He's a great candidate, and current recruting contacts is a HUGE plus.

Only question is do we want a guy who will only be here for two or three years at most?

As for the rest of those being "tossed around":

Leach will be a stretch IMO and will likely land somewhere else sooner than later, Shannon and Leavitt have no chance, and Bowden would just be name with no punch behind it.

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I was thinking about the possibility of Houston Nutt to FAU when I was watching the Ole Miss game over the weekend. He would be a shot in the arm for FAU, but as Rick mentioned, he might not be around for long.

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If we can get someone of a high caliber I say go for it. See what they can do for the program advancement wise and if they leave in a couple years maybe promote one of the assistants they bring in. Its like in business. Bring in a high power growth leader during expansion and then find a loyal leader for the long haul
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I don't want a recently fired coach. I want someone who has had some time to think about why they were fired and what they could have done better. Granted it is the SEC but if you can't get it done with nearly unlimited budgets and the recognition of playing in an AQ conference then there's no way you can get it done at an SBC school.
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FAUfasho said

Granted it is the SEC but if you can't get it done with nearly unlimited budgets and the recognition of playing in an AQ conference then there's no way you can get it done at an SBC school.

This is what would worry me about Nutt.  Although didn't someone say on here that there is a lot of politics over there at Ole Miss?  Maybe the guy had his hands tied somehow.  As for now I'm expecting the worst as far as our next coach goes, hopefully I'll be pleasently surprised.

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Rick said

Was talking to someone about this potentialy happening last weekend actually, not surprised.

He's a great candidate, and current recruting contacts is a HUGE plus.

Only question is do we want a guy who will only be here for two or three years at most?

As for the rest of those being "tossed around":

Leach will be a stretch IMO and will likely land somewhere else sooner than later, Shannon and Leavitt have no chance, and Bowden would just be name with no punch behind it.

Why do you say we have no chance with Leavitt?

FAU Class of '87
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I think he is saying Leavitt has no chance getting the job, not that we have no chance at getting him.

Teambeer is the most knowledgeable FAU sports fan I know, way smarter than me.
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walty12 said

I think he is saying Leavitt has no chance getting the job, not that we have no chance at getting him.

That's not true.  As I said on a different thread, I spoke with Craig Angelos during the game on Saturday and Leavitt texted him from Washington a short time earlier.  There seems to be some interest from both ends there. 

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