At the beginning of Houston Nutt's press conference following Ole Miss' 29-24 loss to Arkansas, the Rebels' embattled coach was feeling bold enough to call out a reporter for his game prediction earlier in the week.
RebelGrove.com's Neal McCready had written that he thought Ole Miss was going to lose 49-10, not that bold of a prediction considering the Rebels' resume coming into the game — they'd already lost by double digits to Georgia and Vanderbilt, and were crushed last week by Alabama — and the fact that they were pitting the worst defense in the SEC against the league's No. 1 total offense. Apparently, covering the spread put Nutt in the mood to do a little crowing.
"They played harder than that 49-10, right, Neal?" Nutt said looking at the reporter. "One on my players told me. I don't read your stuff; they tell me what you say. One of my freshmen told me that Neal McCready wrote that we were going to get beat 49-10. It wasn't no 49-10.
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