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.