Report: Extension in works for Ole Miss coach

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi is working on a contract extension to keep Houston Nutt amid reports he’s a top candidate at Auburn.

Nutt is working out the extension with athletic director Pete Boone and the new deal will be announced as soon as it is complete, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Friday on the condition of anonymity. The person asked not to be identified because an announcement hasn’t been made.

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12/5/08