No. 8: Houston Nutt

To help us through the hot July runup to SEC Media Days, let’s continue our look at the 20 most important people in terms of their impact on whether Mississippi State has a successful 2010 football season. Remember, these folks aren’t just involved in the X’s and O’s. We’ll have some off-the-wall stuff as the countdown progresses.

No. 8: Houston Nutt, Ole Miss coach

Having covered college sports in this state for most of the past decade, I’ve been fortunate to make friends on both sides of the proverbial Mississippi State/Ole Miss aisle. And I’ve heard this refrain more than once: “I don’t care if my (Bulldogs/Rebels) go 1-11, as long as that one is over (Ole Miss/Mississippi State.)” Throw a few more whiskey drinks into the equation and you can add some expletives to that sentence, if you so choose.

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