I received several calls and text messages Saturday night asking me if Ole Miss athletics director Pete Boone was going to resign, and Twitter was buzzing with the topic as well.
There was enough smoke to wonder about the fire, so I placed a call to Pete. He returned the call this evening, leaving a message and saying, “There's absolutely no accuracy to the question you were asking me about (my) resignation.”
The football season has gotten off to a very bad start, and Boone put himself in the center of it last Monday with his appearance at the weekly football news conference.
Earlier in the day the Forward Rebels advertisement appeared called for change in the administration.
Another add appears in today's NEMS Daily Journal on page 10B with the words "It's time for a change, Ole Miss" at the top. The text features a picture of Boone above the word - "Unacceptable" and says:
That’s how Athletic Director Pete Boone described a recent Ole Miss loss.
We at Forward Rebels agree.
Under Boone’s leadership, Ole Miss has routinely underperformed in the SEC.
Coaches have been fired. A generation of
athletes have come and gone.
But Pete Boone stays?? And continues to earn over $429,000 per year??
We at Forward Rebels believe THAT is unacceptable.
Ole Miss leadership must be held accouuntabble.
Ole Miss coaches, athletes and fans deserve no less.
It’s time for a change.
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