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Fans Have Mixed Reactions Over Nutt

Fans Have Mixed Reactions Over Nutt

By: Magnolia Tribune - October 27, 2008

FAYETTEVILLE — When Houston Nutt led Ole Miss onto Frank Broyles Field before Saturday’s game against Arkansas, many Razorbacks fans stood up and booed as loud as they could.

Fans booed Nutt, who led the Razorbacks for 10 years and never quite met a majority of the fans’ expectations.

“It was time for a change,” said Josh Bowden, who’s from Benton. “All the off-the-field turmoil from last year was kind of the last straw. He brought a lot of that upon himself, so him leaving Arkansas was the best move.”

Outside Razorback Stadium, various tailgaters posted signs that made fun of Nutt. Inside the stadium, several fans wore black clothing, although it was never clear whether it was to show displeasure toward Nutt.

Either way, Nutt’s return to Arkansas went pretty much as expected.

“I figured a lot of people would boo him, but that’s not what I wanted,” said Kay Williams of Paragould. “I was hoping fans would applaud him and show appreciation for the good things he did.”

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