Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Rebels hire Tyrone Nix, Hogs close to deal with Muschamp

Is today the day the Hogs finally get their first second third man? Looks like they’re close to hiring Will Muschamp, the Defensive Coordinator from Auburn. If this comes through, expect to see/hear a lot about this video…

Meanwhile, former Arkansas head coach and current Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt lured Tyrone Nix away from South Carolina today to be the defensive coordinator position in Oxford. I know the Gamecock defense basically fell apart in the latter half of the season, but it's not fair to judge him based solely on USC's last 4 games. The Gamecocks were decimated by injuries and played 4 teams currently ranked and playing in bowls. As long as everyone stays healthy in Oxford, he’ll have a solid pool of talent to work with and should improve a Rebel D that ranked near the bottom in nearly ever statistical category.

Also, he's returning to his home state and will aid Houston Nutt in recruiting Mississippi, something he's never been especially proficient at.

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