today in his column. I never believed that. I don’t think anybody does, except maybe Houston Nutt. Why would he print that? Now, I understand John White gave Nutt a bunch of money when he left, but why did he leave if he wasn’t fired. Everyone knew the LSU game was his last and he was being bounced.
Is Wally trying to revise the Razorback history books? Weird…
It was a negotiated resignation. Absolutely, it was a resignation. Most of the time, it does go down as an official resignation. Seldom does the final pen stroke on a contract go as a termination. John White gave him the golden parachute and Houston resigned. Pure and simple. So that’s absolutely the truth.
The statement might have been accurate, but it was misleading. “Resigned under pressure” or “resigned following mutual agreement” or some such words would’ve been better. However, I followed Wiz’s lead & simply didn’t read the column.
Please don’t bring the fake news nonsense here. It’s nauseating that this has become a mantra for people who don’t like what they read/hear.
We all know Nutt resigned because he had no other option, but there’s nothing fake about calling it a resignation. That’s exactly what it was. For better or worse, the administration decided to go this route instead of firing him. They let him resign.
He was gone before the Mississippi State game that year. He spoke to a former player and said he had been let go. He was in talks with Baylor, SMU, and Ole Miss, or at least Sexton (his agent) was, he told the player. But usually when you just up and quit on your own accord, you don’t take a 3 million dollar severance with you.