Friday, February 16, 2007

Reports: Broyles Is Out; Nutt to Follow?

Frank Broyles, one of college football's most powerful figures, reportedly is set to step down as athletic director at Arkansas. And there are rumblings that coach Houston Nutt might not be far behind. (KARK video links here and here.) It's unclear if Broyles' departure is voluntary or forced, but last month he came under fire for comments he made at a Razorback alumni meeting in Dallas. Broyles, 82, has stood by Nutt during the ongoing controversy surrounding the departure of offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn to Tulsa and two of Malzahn's prized players from Springdale High — quarterback Mitch Mustain and receiver Damian Williams. Last week, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette column Wally Hall wrote a column critical of Nutt, who then called a local talk show where Hall was making an appearance. As for Mustain, it appears his visit to USC is going well — very well. Don't be surprised if he is reunited with Williams, who transferred to USC in January. Thanks to our man on the scene, Pig Kahuna.

1 comment:

Cool Hand Mike said...

Arkansas theme song:

"I've got 99 problems but a Mitch ain't one!"