Nutt to Kansas: Coach is staying at Mississippi - - Jackson, MS

Nutt to Kansas: Coach is staying at Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi coach Houston Nutt says he "appreciates the interest Kansas showed in our staff" but he will not pursue the Jayhawks' coaching vacancy.

Nutt and Ole Miss athletic director Pete Boone issued statements Tuesday after media reports that Nutt was interested in the Kansas job.

Nutt says he's staying put with the Rebels, who he has guided to consecutive Cotton Bowl appearances in his two seasons in Oxford. Kansas coach Mark Mangino resigned last week in the midst of an investigation into his treatment of players.

Nutt is 17-8 in two seasons in Oxford and has guided Ole Miss (8-4) to consecutive eight-win seasons for the first time since 1989-90. The Rebels play No. 21 Oklahoma State in the Jan. 2 Cotton Bowl.

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