November 23rd, 2011 12:33 PM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Florida, Ole Miss
Tags: Bluff City, Coach Larry Porter, Houston Nutt, Jimmy Sexton
Two ex-SEC coaches — well, one’s about to be an ex — are denying rumors and reports that they are set to become coaches elsewhere.
Despite multiple reports claiming that Urban Meyer has agreed to a $40 million deal to coach Ohio State, the ex-Florida coach continues to deny that any job has been offered or accepted.
“I have not been offered any job nor is there a deal in place,” he said in a statement. “I plan on spending Thanksgiving with my family and will not comment on this any further.”
Meyer is not scheduled to work a college football game this weekend for ESPN, however. It’s believed he will be at network headquarters instead.
Meanwhile, as Houston Nutt prepares to coach his last game at Ole Miss, rumors are swirling that he will wind up as the next head coach at Memphis. A Rivals.com report suggested yesterday that a deal was already in place for Nutt to move the 85 miles up I-55 from Oxford to the Bluff City.
Yesterday, Nutt was asked if he’d been talking to officials from the Tiger program:
“No, I have not. No contact whatsoever. They got a head coach. Strictly a rumor. I have not talked to anybody there with Memphis. That’s really unfair to Coach (Larry) Porter. He’s the coach there. Everybody needs to respect that and let me finish this game here.”
Apparently no one asked him if his agent, Jimmy Sexton, had been talking to Memphis’ brass.
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