Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt praises a pair of former Gulf Coast stars

“They can improve too,” said Nutt. “They’ve given up a couple of plays I know Tyrone (Nix) won’t be happy about. That’s why there is always room for improvement.”

Among the additions to the squad this spring is junior transfer Damien Jackson, a safety from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, that caught Nutt’s eye on Monday.

“He’s really physical,” Nutt said. “That’s what you like to see. A lot of guys can look good in gym class, but now you put pads on, and he doesn’t shy away.