by Max Brantley
Hattiesburg, Miss., paper reports:
OXFORD – Wanting to give something back to a place that has come to mean so much to him, University of Mississippi head football Coach Houston Nutt, along with his wife, Diana, has committed $100,000 to Ole Miss.
"This is something we've always wanted to do," Nutt said. "Diana and I have been talking about this since we moved to Mississippi. We wanted to give back because both the university and Oxford have been so good to us. We have felt so welcome and just love it here."
Half the gift will create scholarships for deserving student-athletes.
"It is refreshing to see coaches give back to a university," said UM Athletics Director Pete Boone. "Houston Nutt's contribution to our scholarship program will help ensure the athletics department's ability to continue to provide opportunities for young men and women to achieve their goals in life."
The other half of the gift will be used toward the university's Indoor Practice Facility.
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