Headline writers mourn firing of Hogs’ head coach

Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt has always been fun for headline writers. But most true gems shatter under a copy editor’s prudish delete key. But someone at the Montgomery Advertiser got away with a great one.

“Upbeat Nutt says he has support”

Nutt was fired before I even noticed last nights brief in the newspaper. I’d like to picture a quiet, grinning copy editor praying to slide humor into that moribund institution, but I’ve worked there.

They were oblivious, and probably still are, since most staffers never seem to leave the office.

UPDATE: I just realized they added “at Arkansas” for the Web version, which makes it not nearly as funny. The quote above is how the print version read.


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