Austin has offer to coach Rebels offense 1/16/2008 5:56:41 AM Daily Journal
Saskatchewan Roughriders coach Kent Austin has been offered the offensive coordinator position at Ole Miss, according to a source familiar with the search.
Austin, an Ole Miss quarterback from 1981-1985, led the Roughriders to the CFL championship this season, his first as coach.
In the time since Austin’s name surfaced as a candidate, Saskatchewan general manager Eric Tillman, also an Ole Miss alum, has been putting together what has been termed a “very attractive? offer to keep Austin in the CFL.
The offensive coordinator position is the only remaining vacancy on the staff of new Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt.
The vacancy occurred when David Lee, Nutt’s coordinator at Arkansas last season, accepted a job with the NFL’s Miami Dolphins. Lee was Austin’s quarterbacks coach for his first two seasons at Ole Miss, and he suggested that Nutt interview Austin.
Austin, 44, is expected to have a decision by the end of the week.
- Parrish Alford
Riders have a news conference called for 12:00 at which time they'll announce Kent Austin is stepping down as coach. I'm certain 620 CKRM will carry it live...http://rodpedersen.blogspot.com/