Mississippi's Houston Nutt went off on Neal McCready of Rivals after Saturday's 29-24 loss to Arkansas, video of which you can watch here. Nutt was upset that McCready had predicted that the Rebels would lose, 49-10.
"Played harder than 49-10, right Neal," said Nutt, looking at McCready. "I don't read your stuff, they tell me what you say. One of my freshmen told me that Neal McCready wrote that we'd get beat 49-10. Wasn't no 49-10."
The Rebels have now lost a team-record 10 Southeastern Conference games in a row.
Later, Nutt said the Rebels "just don't have depth right now. We have guys banged up. I'm not going to sit here and go through it all. You know all that. It is what it is right now. We're playing a lot of young people, and we don't have the word 'next.' "
Of course, it was Nutt who flaunted NCAA recruiting rules in his first two seasons by signing a combined 68 players, some of who he had to stash in the JUCO system. It's clear that the coach was throwing darts against the wall, hoping some of the signees could actually play. Turns out that many of them can't.
All of which means that the media-unfriendly Nutt likely will be working as an analyst for ESPN in 2012.
Baylor coach Art Briles won't let Robert Griffin answer a question about what was said in a postgame conversation between the quarterback and Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman. Was Briles right to step in, or was he being a jackass and why did it matter where the reporter was from? Vote below:
South Carolina's Steve Spurrier uses his bully pulpit to call out Ron Morris of the Columbia State on Tuesday rather than talk to the columnist privately like a man. Then he picks up his toys and walks out of the news conference.
Spurrier returned later, only to see Morris still in his seat. Then he left the room for a second time.
Meanwhile, former starting quarterback Stephen Garcia has been dismissed from the team because of a failed drug test. Garcia, a senior, had been suspended five times before Tuesday. Spurrier, of course, issued a statement rather than face the press.