Posted January 16th, 2007 by Brian
Filed under: Football

Mitch Mustain runs from the competition.Arkansas quarterback Mitch Mustain had his request for release from his scholarship granted Tuesday by head coach Houston Nutt. His impending transfer just makes him the latest of the highly touted players and coach from nearby Springdale to bolt on the Razorbacks.

Damian Williams was the first Arkansas player to leave after the PTA meeting back in December between the parents of some spoiled brats and Arkansas’ athletic director Frank Broyles. Offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn left for the greener pastures of Tulsa with the honorable Todd Graham last week. Now the news out of Fayetteville is that blue chip quarterback Mustain is gone as well.

After only a single season with the Razorbacks Mustain is getting out of there as fast as he can. Despite his skills, potential, and former high school coach calling the shots he couldn’t grab the starting job in his true freshman season. He and the rest of his high school teammates (and coach) clearly had personal issues with Houston Nutt. Pretty much everyone knows Nutt is a bit of an ass so I’m not sure how it came as such a surprise to all these guys. Could Mustain be headed to Tulsa to rejoin Malzahn?

With these events, Rhett Bomar’s ousting from Oklahoma, and Ryan Perrilloux’s recent legal troubles, it seems karma is seeking out former Texas quarterback recruits. John Brantley better watch out.


Latest news is that Mustain was interested in Oklahoma, Alabama, and Tulsa but Bob Stoops and Nick Saban weren’t interested in the formerly highly recruited player. He was forced to enroll in classes at Arkansas this Spring but won’t participate in anything football related. (1/20/2007))


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  1. reply to  #1


    Rumor has it that Mustain will be a Sooner, but I think he’ll have to sit a year. Still, that leaves him with 3 years of eligibility.

  2. reply to  #2


    I’m hearing there’s no chance he ends up at OU. For some reason Stoops wouldn’t want him. Possibly because he may have promised a current recruit he wouldn’t take any other quarterbacks in this class.

  3. reply to  #3


    Why does Stoops care? He is going to coach the Cowboys right? Ha.

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