After a mostly anonymous group called "Forward Rebels" took out several full-page ads in Mississippi newspapers demanding changes in the Ole Miss administration, Mississippi chancellor Dr. Dan Jones said in a letter to alumni that he won't be pressured into firing AD Pete Boone. Jones said that he has received threats saying...
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"...if he doesn't make changes, 'It is going to get real ugly."
Mr. Jone's whole letter is here. But here's an excerpt...
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Many are aware of anonymous, malicious and public attacks on athletics director Pete Boone. The Ole Miss family may not be aware, however, that as a part of this orchestrated campaign, I have received threats, promising that if I do not remove Pete Boone, “It is going to get real ugly,” and threatening to expand the attacks to other athletics employees.

Friends, supporters and the media have asked how I will react to this anonymous and vicious pressure. The short answer is that I will not react….

A debate worthy of attention is about who we are as a university family. Will we remain civil, reasonable people? Will we respect the dignity of each person? I believe we will. We know what our values are.
As you know, Ole Miss has come out of the gates at 1-3.
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stop paying alumni dues - money is ALL that talks!
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