According to this article, Austin has been made the offer from Ole' Miss.[url=http://www.djournal.com/pages/story.asp?ID=264109&pub=1&div=Sports]http://www.djournal.com/pages/story.asp ... div=Sports[/url]
Austin has offer to coach Rebels offense
1/16/2008 5:56:41 AM
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.
If he accepts, Thanks to Kent for completing a long journey for Rider Nation.
BUT! Hopefully, the incentive will appear to make him want to stay. I can't see how, he would be making the same money, likely have bigger opportuinities down the road, and only be 3 hours away from his home.