Houston Nutt's Contract Extended through 2012

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas head football coach Houston Nutt has had his contract extended through 2012 it was announced by UA athletic director Frank Broyles on Monday.

The Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year led Arkansas to a 10-3 record in 2006 including an SEC Western Division Championship. For his efforts, Nutt was named a finalist for both the Bobby Dodd Award and the Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year Award. The Razorbacks will conclude their season on New Year’s Day against No. 6 Wisconsin at the 2007 Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Fla.

“We are extremely proud of Houston for his leadership on and off the field resulting in one of the best seasons in school history,” Broyles said. “He and his coaching staff did an outstanding job of persevering through adversity and maximizing the performance of our players to achieve a championship. Coach Nutt’s peers and various media outlets around the nation have recognized the outstanding job he has done this season by naming him the SEC Coach of the Year and as a finalist for several national coach of the year honors. We are excited about the future of our program with Coach Nutt at the helm.”

Broyles will seek additional compensation to be added to Nutt’s total financial package beginning in January.