NEW YORK – May 17, 2012 – Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today announced that three-time SEC Coach of the Year Houston Nutt has joined SiriusXM as an analyst on its 24/7 college sports channel.
Nutt will host multiple shows each week on SiriusXM College Sports Nation, channel 91. He’ll make his debut tomorrow, May 18, on SiriusXM’s College Sports Today (weekdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm ET) with Mark Packer. He can also be heard hosting SiriusXM’s College Football Playbook (weekdays, 12:00 – 3:00 pm ET) with Jack Arute.
“In my 30 years as a college football coach, I’ve experienced first-hand the extraordinary passion fans have for their favorite teams,” said Nutt. “You can hear that enthusiasm and dedication every day on SiriusXM College Sports Nation. I’m excited to be a part of it and I’m looking forward to talking with fans around the country about what’s on their minds as we approach another season.”
Nutt most recently coached at the University of Mississippi from 2008 to 2011. He inherited a team that was coming off four straight losing seasons and in his first season at the helm coached the Rebels to a 9-4 record, a victory in the Cotton Bowl and a #14 national ranking by the Associated Press. The remarkable turnaround earned Nutt SEC Coach of the Year honors for the third time in his career. The following year, Nutt’s Rebels continued their success, posting another 9-4 record, winning their second straight Cotton Bowl and finishing with a Top-20 ranking.
Prior to Ole Miss, Nutt served as head coach at the University of Arkansas from 1998 to 2007. In that time the Razorbacks won three SEC West titles, earned eight bowl berths and Nutt was named SEC Coach of the Year in 2001 and 2006. Before his successful run at Arkansas, Nutt coached the Boise State Broncos for the 1997 season. His first job as a head coach job was at Murray State from 1993 to 1996. He led the Racers to two consecutive Ohio Valley Conference titles in 1995 and 1996 and was named the OVC Coach of the Year and the Eddie Robinson National Division I-AA Coach of the Year after the 1995 season.