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Houston Nutt speaks to NWA Touchdown Club


Former Arkansas football coach Houston Nutt speaks during a meeting of the Northwest Arkansas Touchdown Club Wednesday, Sept 3, 2014, at Mermaids restaurant in Fayetteville.

Nutt, as with any football coach in a state like Arkansas where all eyes are on the football program of the leading university, is a polarizing figure in Arkansas. His arrival, his successes, his failures and his departure all occurred under a microscope and were discussed at length around the state. I was unsure how he would be welcomed and I was glad to see that everyone was gracious and welcoming.

About Andy Shupe

Andy Shupe was born at Pensacola Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla., before moving to Berea, Ky., where he grew up. After graduating from Berea College with a degree in biology in 1993, Andy moved to Fayetteville and began working for the Northwest Arkansas Times as a clever ploy to enable him to see his beloved Kentucky Wildcats play basketball. In addition to photography, Andy enjoys baseball, working on old cars and marveling at how old that makes him sound.