Nutt's Decision

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Houston Nutt will not be coming to Nebraska.

Nutt announced Saturday that he would continue to coach at the University of Arkansas.

Friday, the University of Nebraska offered Nutt $2.5 million to take over the Cornhuskers football program, but family ties and a Razorbacks counteroffer kept Nutt from a quick decision.

If Nutt took the Nebraska job, the coach would have more than doubled his salary and became part of an athletic program that is one-third larger than that at Arkansas.

However with the choice to remain with the Razorbacks, Nutt remains close to his Arkansas roots and enjoys a pay raise negotiated Friday during a 15-minute telephone call with Broyles. Broyles wouldn't say how much Nutt could get above his current $800,000 package.

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