Christmas has come early for many Rebel fans, with Houston Nutt being "fired" - meaning he will not be retained after the Egg Bowl game - and controversial athletics director Pete Boone rumored to be stepping down. We will have more details on this as they become available but, for now, it's time for wild speculation and wish listin'. Considering the sheer magnitude of readers and comments we are sure to have today, we thought it best to set up an open thread and just let you all have at it.
It is being reported by multiple sources that Houston Nutt will not be retained as head coach for next season. We will find out today at a 2PM press conference whether or not he will be coaching the remainder of the Rebels' games this season, but all sources indicate that he will remain in Oxford through the Egg Bowl.
It is also being reported that Pete Boone will be stepping down as the Ole Miss Athletics Director as soon as a successor is named. A search committee will be employed to find a replacement. We should know more about that today as well. The press conference during which these announcements are going to be made official will be available on OleMissSports.com.
Now, let the rumor mongering begin!