Thursday, October 3, 2019

The Rebel Boyce

It appears IHL Commish Glenn Boyce will become the Chancellor of Ole Miss tomorrow.  Yes, that would be the same Mr. Boyce who led the search for the new Chancellor.  I just luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuv Misssss-ippi. 


Meanwhile, not to be outdone, Senator Trent Lott said his first choice was former Congressman Chip Pickering.  Hmm..... exactly what has this pedigreed slug done to earn or deserve the job?

70 comments:

Anonymous said...

With a stach like his, he needs to sell cars or insurance.

Anonymous said...

The mustache is hideous.

Holmes Junior College must be proud.

Anonymous said...

Ugh, that's too bad for Ole Miss.

Anonymous said...

Geez........

Theca Jones said...

The perception of incompetence.

Anonymous said...

If true a Great choice! Not a politician, attorney, or a nerd.
A great athlete... we are going to need a Chancellor
with that kind of background to fix our AD and coaching
issues. He bleeds red and blue and his wife is also
absolutely a big Rebel.... RN and CPA.

Anonymous said...

Serious moves (rumblings, petitions, phone calls, emails) afoot to derail this bogus appointment.

Trent Lott is already quoted as saying "Boyce is a good ole boy". The last two people he said were 'Good Ole Boys' were Bobby DeLaughter and (brother in law) Dickie Scruggs.

Anonymous said...

Considering the way Pickering has leaned toward marital dalliance and infidelity, he might be better suited for mayor of Jackson or Sheriff of Hinds County.

Anonymous said...

Slightly more accurate to say he was hired by the University Foundation to help in the search. Not hired by the ones making the selection, the IHL.

Actually believe this is a good choice for UM. Much better than the politicos that some were pushing, generally for their own agendas with little regard for the long term benefit of the school. Harper, Pickering, Musgrove - all a joke when it comes down to actually doing the real job. And Gibert who actually has a little experience running an organization but no sense when it comes to acceptance of 21st century academics (despite his honorary degree that he had to drag out of the desk drawer as a termibnal) was even more of a joke. Although I'm sure Gibert's wife would have been an asset in the one area half the OM Alumni care about most - getting the NCAA off their back and on the tail of MSU.

Glad UM now has a Chancellor. Next a new AD, and then down to the important thing - a new coach.

Anonymous said...

Is this what "inside job" means?

At least he knows where the bodies are buried . . . or ought to.

Anonymous said...

the Cheney method ... “I have sought the best person for the job,& it me”

Anonymous said...

Oxford is an old-school, bullshit cult....plain and simple. The IHL control possibly the largest budget allocation in the state once you factor in billions in financial student aid access that pays tuition. Oxford is drowning, and they need someone "Ya' got my back? Can I trust ya?" to smooth talk that funding source and to keep the taxpayer money pouring in....regardless of nosediving enrollment.

Anonymous said...

Lulz. #flagship.

Anonymous said...

“After an exhaustive search, I’ve decided that the best person for the job is me”

Anonymous said...

What a dumpster fire Ole Miss has become. I guess it will only get worse before it can get better.

Anonymous said...

Damn son, I thought you had more sense than to get mixed up with the ne’er-do-wells. Maybe you will drain the swamp up there, Good luck buddy, hold fast to your raising!

Anonymous said...

He was the choice of the Ole Miss alums on the IHL.

Anonymous said...

Word is, Chip Pickering will be a "high ranking" official in Boyce's World.

Anonymous said...

What a very Ole Miss thing to do. And I'm only the 500th person to post that on the internet.

What a charade.

Anonymous said...

Xena's hubby didn't make the cut? Rats, that would have been very entertaining. In five years OM would be in the College Football Playoffs and in seven years the football team would be shut down for a permanent NCAA death penalty.

Anonymous said...

The petition is already on the web and headed toward a thousand signatures.

https://www.change.org/p/mississippi-state-senate-fire-glenn-boyce

Anonymous said...

To see all of the Ole Miss fans screaming IHL corruption, I say welcome to the party. We've been waiting on you. Signed every Southern Miss supporter. (excuse our laughing)

Anonymous said...

That's how we got Dick Cheney as Bush's VP, wasn't it? Yeah, that worked out so well that Mississippians want to emulate that search strategy......

Anonymous said...

I don't claim to know the dynamics of how this came about but at it's core this is the beginning of a process to clean up the liberal cesspool OM has become. Bank on it.

Anonymous said...

This is laughable! Your putting someone who was suppose to guide you to a new leader to be the leader. What would you think if you honestly applied from another University? Then it’s coming out that Chip was a candidate and they he may be appointed as an assistant? That’s the whole problem at this school to many people trying to control who gets what. You should have someone who is experienced in what it takes to run an institution and not be pissed off because a 1960 tradition of Colonel Reb was done away with. Things have to change in some areas or else you get left behind, way behind. AGAIN people meddling in the process caused this just like it did with football probation. What a joke!

Anonymous said...

@ 5:19. No,he was perfect for what he was, A Mississippi Representative. It was not necessary to Jackson or Hinds County bash. Geez!

Anon-E-Mouse said...

Poor ole miss. They’ve spent years trying to shed themselves of their racist heritage and symbolism. Yet everywhere you look, you see the bitter clingers still calling them the rebel’s. Why, even the attorneys that advertise on the football say they are proud to sponsor the Ole Miss Webels.

First Down, Ollllle Miiisss

Anonymous said...

Pickering needs to be as far away from this as possible.

He abandoned his family for cash money

True to his baptist roots

Anonymous said...

The optics of this hire could not be any worse. There will have to be an investigation to see what took place that led to this. Another black eye for Mississippi and the good old boy republicans that run this charade. If he gets announced at homecoming this weekend, they better be prepared for some boos and heckling from the alumni.

Anonymous said...

Another opportunity to see the real workings and motivation of the IHL board. The best was the Ayers lawsuit "settlement" and the next was the selection of the JSU president. Most of this shit flies below the white radar until it comes to Ole Miss. If there is one state agency we should all be ashamed of for the last 100 years, it's the IHL.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Just Wow! This homecoming weekend in Oxford should be an interesting one for the Rebel Nation.

Anonymous said...

As an MSU alumni, the selection process is really disturbing. MSU has a great president right now. But, when he decides to retire, is this sort of clown show what MSU can expect? I know almost nothing about Boyce except that most of his background is not directly involved in the 4 year schools in the state. Excuse me, head of IHL does not seem to be remotely similar to actually being head of a university like UM - Med Center, Law School, Tenured Profs, Alumni, Big Time Athletics, Fiscal responsibility...... He may turn out to be great, but the process stinks.

Anonymous said...

This whole episode illustrates the need to eliminate the IHL board and let each university govern their own affairs.

Anonymous said...

If they thought he was best candidate why not remove him from the search team, make him one of the finalist, interview everyone and then hire him. I must be a robot because it takes me 20 minutes to navigate thru the traffic lights.

Anonymous said...

7:23. You do know that Ole Miss has the premier Arabic Studies program in the Southeast? A Center for Women and Gender? Queer Studies? Yes..it has them all.

The reality is? state university. if anything, Ole Miss is going to move in a direction like Cal and UT Austin than Bob Jones Univ...

Anonymous said...

Darth Sidious to IHL: "Your arrogance blinds you."

IHL to Darth Sidious: "We don't give a damn."

Anonymous said...

This guy was my high school principal at Northwest Rankin lol

Sees An Empty Wheelhouse.. said...

Girard, breakfasting with Billingley and Latino:

"Dayum; I shaved my mustache for THIS? Maybe it was my 'Make America Great Again' cap at the interview. Or the white socks. Or my pocket protector holding six ball points from Napa, Regions and O'Reily Auto Parts."

But, seriously, Boyce plateaued out before Morgan got caught stealing tires up at Holmes. Mysteriously he moved on up faster than a state employee kin to a governor! Now let's get down to serious stuff like moving statues, powder blue and renaming buildings.

Anonymous said...

That's a stach??? Thought his lip was dirty......

Anonymous said...

Fog Horn Leg Horn talking to Rhett Butler (aka Boyce look a like) ...

"I say, I say Rhett, Son, what in the hell kinda gosh aweful scheme are you a-trying to pull heere booy?"Hmmmm?

"Frankly my dear barnyard fowl, I don't give a damn". "Ole miss's ass should be kissed and kissed often by someone who knows how!"

"Rhett Son, The HELL you say"!

"Foggy ole boy Until you've lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is.”

Anonymous said...

This is being panned by 95% of the Ole Miss alumni. What a disaster. Regardless whether the guy is qualified, to overcome this kind of backlash in any job will take a miracle. Good luck on the fundraising trail, Mr. President.

Anonymous said...

4:40 am So the football program and rating is more important than the academic program and rating?

No chance that blind loyalty to an institution will also make you blind to the problems it needs to solve?

Anonymous said...

Having experience with Boyce early in his career as an educator, I believe him to be the kind of person who will tell you what you want to hear but will not deliver, and leave you wondering what happened to the promise. Perhaps a one time incident, (no one's perfect) but not forgotten. I hope if is not a reassuring thing with him. Still, did not endear him to me as a leader. He certainly climber the ladder since I worked with him.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand all the slang always.

I know what a "good ole boy" is and that "e" on ole gets added in honor of Hotty Toddy. (Flim flam, bim bam, Ole Miss, By Damn)

Can someone explain the difference between an inside job and a handjob?

Anonymous said...

The mustache. I've know him for over 35 years, and he has always had the mustache. Like Tom Selleck, I doubt he will ever shave it.

He's a good man. He's a hard working man. He is a self-made man. He's motivated. He wasn't born into privilege. He was a football coach and teacher at MRA and Canton Academy. He worked on his masters at night and the weekends and first moved into administration as headmaster at Tri-County Academy in Flora. He then went into administration at the Rankin County School District, interim president at Holmes CC, and permanent president at Holmes CC. Then on to lead the IHL. I'm sure I missed a stop or two in that list. He got his PHD.

It remains to be seen if he is the right fit for Ole Miss. Certainly the process of hiring looks terrible. But he is a natural leader. He wasn't born into academia. He's a blue collar type guy who has worked his butt off and knows how to lead.

Helluva basketball player also. Could benchpress 315 pounds several times when he weighed about 180. From New York State. Came to Mississippi to attend college at Ole Miss and stayed. Wife and kids are nice folks.

Anonymous said...

FOG HORN LEG HORN FOR NEW OLE MISS MASCOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I could give a shot what he can bench. Nor do I care what he did at some obscure podunk academy. What I care about is how he’s managed billions in assets and thousands of people. And he’s done neither.

He should be embarrassed that he accepted a shady, backdoor offer. And that he didn’t have the vision to see how it would play out with the masses. Even State fans are pissed, because they rightly acknowledge this fuckery could happen to them.

Anonymous said...

IHL thought they were screwing State when they hired the 3 star general. Best thing that ever happened to MSU athletics. He fired Templeton, hired Byrne and State came into the 21st century! Thanks IHL for trying to screw us!

Anonymous said...

http://www.mississippi.edu/ieo/um/committee.asp

These are the people you should be hammering if you are pissed. Gee Ogletree's name seems familiar. Oh yeah, he's the guy who granted that liberal professor telling people to assault conservatives.

Anonymous said...

Was Jim Barksdale considered for this post? If so, he should have been selected. I had the opportunity to be in B school with him and another Miss leader, Bill Yates.These gentlemen have proven credentials. Mr. Barksdale has the experience to deal with the financial issues facing institutions in Miss as well as the intelligence to address diversity and move our state toward a more prosperous future. If he declined to be considered,I do not fault him. Fighting the “ole boy” and the “ole miss’ crowd can be frustrating. While this may be easy for the chosen candidate, the credentials he brings to the job are wanting. IHL SHOULD RECONSIDER.

BUT,PLEASE do not be influenced by anything Trent Lott has to say. He lost his credibility as a Senator and his involvement in the SCRUGGS rise and ultimate destruction. CHIP PICKERING...please look carefully at his abandonment of his family for prospect of economic gain. And, he has no “rubber meets the road” experience.IHL...you have a chance to get it right for Mississippi. Embrace diversity, let your voices be heard and carve out a new road for the centers of learning of this state...PLEASE

Anonymous said...

Ole Miss will now be more inline with what IHL dictates. As Sen. Lott calls it “the good ole boy” way of doing things. Thank goodness
For the good ole boys (and girls as long as you stay in your place) at IHL and $$$ alums. It’s going to be lots of fun!

Anonymous said...

So Gerard Gibert shaved his mustache seeking the job...just saying!

Anonymous said...

This is a school that needed changes to keep accreditation moving along. Can Chip or Greg Harper do that? You have to have an educator doing most of the University work now. Forget football, it should take care of itself with an AD. If you would have placed an Alumnus to run things, you would have gone no where. It's 2019 not 1969 which is all the old people want.

Anonymous said...

No way he survives. Backlash is too great. It's a storm he can't weather. He's out within 12 months, if not by Sunday.

Anonymous said...

What an absolute cluster going down in Oxford at the moment. Protesters got the presser conference shut down. They are all turning on themselves. I can see the mast breaking off the flagship. The real winner was the Arkansas state chancellor who’s name was dropped last week as being in contention(with no other names being mentioned that were talked about previously) saying no thanks to the position. Arkansas States chancellor turned down the opportunity, let that sink in. #WAOM #flagshipmyass #liberalartscollege. I know one school that doesn’t have these problems, but they also don’t try and pretend they are someone they aren’t.

Anonymous said...

Petition to Fire Glenn Boyce

https://www.change.org/p/mississippi-state-senate-fire-glenn-boyce?recruiter=16722142&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_initial&utm_term=psf_combo_share_abi&recruited_by_id=24974b00-a84a-11e6-a4f9-53ba26dddade&utm_content=fht-18206518-en-us%3Av2

Sol Juette said...

Come home Dr. Boyce! GTHOM!!!!

Anonymous said...

QUOTE....He was a football coach and teacher at MRA and Canton Academy. He worked on his masters at night and the weekends and first moved into administration as headmaster at Tri-County Academy in Flora. He then went into administration at the Rankin County School District, interim president at Holmes CC, and permanent president at Holmes CC. Then on to lead the IHL.

And what part of this makes him qualified to lead Ole Miss? Compared to Jim Barksdale or ANY of the other candidates?

Anonymous said...

1:03, you don’t seem to have a clue what you are talking about. In actuality, everyone involved seems 100% united against this hiring process. Also, It’s pretty tough to turn down an interview when someone else already has the job. Not sure how that makes any of the other candidates look good unless you think just being considered in this sham is some kind of honor. Also, maybe look up the definition of a liberal arts school. Just because you fantasize about something, doesn’t make it true or funny. #youarestupid #mississippieducation #cowsaresexy

Anonymous said...

Chipper left for a rack. The economic gain was gravy.

Anonymous said...

Yep - Girard finally admitted he was a total nerd with that goofball mustache and shaved it in hopes of getting a second interview. He claimed he had one but nobody verifies that. Any recruiter with half a lick of sense would have put his resume in the 'no thanks' stack long ago. He has zero qualifications for the position at hand.

Boyse is a loyal education flunkie who has spent half his life in classrooms gaining degrees and the other half writing memos and rules. He'll fit right well in the Lyceum.

Anonymous said...

@ 1:03 It was the Arizona State chancellor, not Arkansas if you'd ever cared to read news articles instead of going off word of mouth(breathers).

Anonymous said...

Can't think of a more deserving school and more deserving town to be thrown into complete chaos.

Anonymous said...

This is not about Boyce, it’s about a crappy IHL appointed by Phil and outside influences by political types, particularly for Chip. The process was a sham. There were some reallly good applicants on the final list.

Anonymous said...

If it is the same Glen Boyce from NYC, I recall when he was a coach and teacher back in the day at MRA.


He has come a long way!

Anonymous said...

From the looks of the protestors, I would say Dr. Boyce was great choice. Hotty Toddy!

Anonymous said...

2:36

Looks like it was ASU=Arkansas State University AU=Arizona University

both were candidates


Word is Damphousse at Ark St, Gaber at Toledo, and Robbins all withdrew (though Robbins was never officially a candidate..... the only way he was happening is if the IHL made a stealthy hire early in the process but that was never happening). Don't know about a fourth. Maybe the Benson guy at EKU but I haven't heard that.

Anonymous said...

The IHL did something similar to Southern Miss in 2002 when Shelby Thames was named president.

As I recall, Dr. Thames was part of the search committee initially, then out of the blue became the preferred candidate of IHL.

Dr. Thames was an unpopular choice and his style of leadership was not what USM needed.

I am pretty sure his appointment was during Carl Nicholson’s tenure on the IHL board, so there’s that.

Anonymous said...

@2:36 mouth breathe on this. People like you and your comments reiterate why Ole Miss and its people are getting exactly what they deserve. #keepup

https://talkbusiness.net/2019/10/asus-damphousse-invited-for-interview-at-ole-miss-will-decline-offer/

Anonymous said...

So...three days later, where are we?

Why was the presser called off (students holding signs does not cancel a press conference)? Has Boyce withdrawn? Did the IHL reconsider their leaked announcement? Are we back at square one? Has Trent (former cheerleader at UMAA) influenced the process? Is Khayat staying at a Ridgeland Hotel? Are Nutt, Hugh and Archie huddled up at Holmes County State Park? (Huddle. Get it? #LOL)

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