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    #1 Bear Jim Shute not happy...lol

    This is hilarious and has a little truth to it too.
    But how can they claim to be the Flagship University, just because you say it doesn't make it true.





    Ole Miss Football: Rebels are in Critical Condition and need To Wake Up!
    by Jim Shute 1 hour ago Follow @DFWLANDSHARK


    Nobody likes being at a crossroads, but there is no denying Ole Miss and Ole Miss football is at an intersection which could help or hinder.
    Ole Miss and especially Ole Miss football is at a crossroads. With the recent departure of Athletics Director Ross Bjork, all the leaders involved in the recent NCAA mess are now gone. Former Head Football Coach Hugh Freeze, Chancellor Jeff Vitter and now Ross Bjork have departed Oxford.


    Don’t get me wrong. Interim Chancellor Larry Sparks and Interim AD Keith Carter are doing good jobs and keeping the ship afloat in troubled waters, but Ole Miss is in trouble and needs a strong leader to take the helm as Chancellor at Ole Miss. The “Titanic” known as Ole Miss is heading straight towards an iceberg and if we aren’t careful. The ship will sink to a level that will take decades to rise up to the surface.



    Chuck Rounsaville is a long-time friend, owner and writer for “The Ole Miss Spirit” now called https://247sports.com/college/ole-miss/. On May 24th, 2019 shortly after Ross Bjork announced he was leaving for Texas A&M, Chuck wrote a scathing but truthful post about the problems at Ole Miss. He notes that it’s not just football or athletics in general. He says it’s much deeper and there is a systemic problem at Ole Miss that simply has to change.


    Chuck notes that Ole Miss has focused so much on out-of-state students that we’ve allowed Mississippi State to take hold of Mississippi in and out of the classroom. The Bulldogs have parlayed that into a political advantage at the state and local level.


    Chuck has given me and www.olehottytoddy.com permission to share his post that he made to his subscribers. If you are a subscriber, you can click on the link below. I’ve also cut and pasted it with Chuck’s blessing. Please read this with an open mind. The truth hurts but it will also set us free.


    The decision on the new Chancellor and subsequent Athletics Director roles are the most critical decisions in the history of our beloved University. Let’s hope the best surgeons will come in and make Ole Miss healthy again!


    It is time for Ole Miss – us – to wake up – Written By Chuck Rounsaville


    “We have been in a semi-slumber for too long on what has been going on around us, not really resting on our laurels, but being complacent in our approach to a lot of things – internally and externally.


    Before I delve any further into this, there are some things I want to note.




    One, I hate saying publicly some of the things I will say, but I don’t think it can be avoided any longer. This has been weighing heavily on me for some time, but I can’t stand washing dirty laundry in public, so to speak.


    Two, while I’m going to be somewhat critical of how I feel we – Ole Miss – has become a little stagnant, I still believe it is a wonderful place with many pluses and an abundance of untapped potential to unveil and capitalize on.


    Having said that, we – those who love her – have to open our eyes and wake up and there is no better opportunity than now with the search for and the naming of a new chancellor on the horizon.


    In my humble estimation, it is the most important hire of my lifetime, and I don’t think that is an exaggeration at all. In fact, I don’t know if that is stated strongly enough.


    Don’t look now, but with all due respect to the powers at Ole Miss now, and with respect to interim Chancellor Larry Sparks, we have been rudderless for too long, mired in controversy and turmoil, and getting outdistanced in several areas by our in-state rival.




    While I am not going to toot their horn too loudly, and still believe Ole Miss has an edge being the flagship university of this state, former Spirit Editor Jeff Roberson tried mightily to warn all Rebels a few years back about the Bully Block PAC and how it would affect politics in Mississippi in years to come. He was right – we have been outflanked politically in our state on many fronts.


    While we concentrated on enrolling out of state students, MSU was/is steamrolling us recruiting Mississippi kids who have Mississippi pride and will go back home to live and prosper in this state while talking up the virtues of Mississippi State.


    I get emails weekly from UM alums stating how their children or grandchildren receive regular correspondence from MSU and have never heard from Ole Miss.


    The growth, prosperity, cooperation and vision of the leaders of the Golden Triangle has dwarfed our home base in recent years. I can’t tell you how many people have told me how much better and more welcoming the business climate and environment is around Starkville than it is around Oxford.


    One of their missions is to “out do” Ole Miss in everything and they have taken advantage of a down time in our leadership and a down time in our athletics to move ahead in certain areas. Athletics are cyclical – that is a historical fact at just about every school, but for the time being, we are behind in many athletic areas.


    While we want to say LSU is our chief rival, MSU makes no bones about it – they want to beat Ole Miss, and it is that attitude that has allowed them to catch up with, and in some instances surpass, us.


    My bottom line is that this is no time to be bashful. We need to get involved politically and we must do whatever we have to do to make sure a dynamic chancellor is hired, one who will lead us out of this stale period in our history and restore some positive energy to our alumni base and students. Ole Miss has got to wake up.


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    If there were ever a time for Shrek to come back for a show, it's now to read this bed time story.


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    "not really resting on our laurels..."

    You can't make this stuff up.--Unless of course he's referring to taking some time off from being the biggest bunch of cheaters this side of Mars, in which case his quote is totally appropriate.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tatedog View Post
    "not really resting on our laurels..."
    Hattiesburg is much better resting spot


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    ISWYDT.


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    Stupid small time Mississippi thinking. The State of Mississippi is bigger than MSU-Ole Miss crap. It would be nice if both the Golden Triangle area and the Oxford (and all of North Mississippi area) had a great economy. That means more students and resources and opportunities for all Mississippians.

    Ask John Grisham, he knows this.

    I know that Rounsaville wrote the article, but why does Jim Schute even care? He's out there in Dallas looking down his nose at Mississippi like a number of our own fans.


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    Could have sworn goat lives in north Alabama.
    “I’m not going to take anything off the table at this point in time ... but I will tell you this,” Cohen began, “this person is going to have serious baseball experience as a head coach. This person is going to have made trips to Omaha, Nebraska. This person is going to have expertise in an area of the game and in all facets of the game. And this person is going to make our fan base very happy.” - Intense Bastard, April 5, 2018.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat Duck View Post
    Stupid small time Mississippi thinking. The State of Mississippi is bigger than MSU-Ole Miss crap. It would be nice if both the Golden Triangle area and the Oxford (and all of North Mississippi area) had a great economy. That means more students and resources and opportunities for all Mississippians.

    Ask John Grisham, he knows this.

    I know that Rounsaville wrote the article, but why does Jim Schute even care? He's out there in Dallas looking down his nose at Mississippi like a number of our own fans.
    So you are saying the better Ol’ Miss does in athletics the better for the state of Mississippi? Balderdash! There is not one industry or major corporation staying out of Mississippi because ol’ miss sucks n athletics.


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    We deserve a bedtime story.
    90 percent of college football teams do not cheat...the other 10 percent are ranked.


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    Well isn’t that interesting. I mean, all I’ve read on message boards is that someone’s precious little niece or nephew NEVER gets correspondence from MSU but seemingly on a daily basis gets it from Ole Miss.

    Yet another example that perception ISNT reality.


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    I thought that Shute guy lived in Dallas.


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    I can speak first hand to what Spirit Chuck says...

    I am an MSU grad and my daughter chose Ole Miss (a Major in the school of Journalism led her there.) As a rising Junior and then Senior in high school, MSU blew Ole Miss away in terms of “wanting” her to be there through correspondence. The official visits for potential students were night and day for us. MSU has it together, let me tell you. My Ole Miss grad wife agreed. Again, she ended up at Ole Miss for her major. I visited at least once a week for lunch. The freshman dorms are loaded with out of state tags, and I mean a lot of out of state tags. I was amazed. MSU has definitely marketed towards the in state kids AND it wasn’t even close in our situation. We are from Tupelo.


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    He's right about sports being cyclical, as soon as most of the NCAA resegregates Mississippi might win another football title.


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    Cmon y’all. While Ole miss recruits out of state students don’t make it like we(MSU) are that great either. My son is going to State , 31 ACT 4.1 gpa and he got the typical letters. We don’t recruit we expect just as they do.


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    Daughter just graduated and was a star student from high school same with my son and I can honestly say neither have heard a word from anyone at State. I recruited them so it’s a joke for anyone to slam other schools when we are just as inept.


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    What does yanny have to do with this?


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    The quality of undergrad recruitment a kid gets is 100% based on the recruiter's work ethic in your area. 95% of the mailers and calls you will get, comes from that person's house, not the university. Most of them work like general contractors. If the recruiter working your kid's area is a slack ass, it will come across as if MSU doesn't give a shit about your kid. When in fact it's simply a case of the recruiter being a lazy ass. Our recruiters are paid much less compared to other SEC schools. And typically we get what we pay for. If your kid "got heavily recruited" it's simply because the recruiter covering your area is a good worker.
    90 percent of college football teams do not cheat...the other 10 percent are ranked.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldogg31 View Post
    I thought that Shute guy lived in Dallas.
    I went to high school with this guy in Jackson, Ms. I called him out one time on Twitter. He was attempting to say that Cheater U. was a better school academically and athletically than MSU. Growing up in NE Jackson I put up with with I’m/we are better than you passive aggressive crap.


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    Lol, we’re bad people because we finally

    Got our shit together, let’s keep it that way.
    I don't always drink but when I do I become a message board genius**


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lowdog View Post
    I went to high school with this guy in Jackson, Ms. I called him out one time on Twitter. He was attempting to say that Cheater U. was a better school academically and athletically than MSU. Growing up in NE Jackson I put up with with I’m/we are better than you passive aggressive crap.
    Why did you put up with it? I sure didn't when I lived in Jackson.


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    Ole Miss is the "equivalent of the Titanic?" When you think you've heard it all you get this. This guy must be going through a really rough time.
    MSU Class of 2011


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    The most arrogant thing about this whole piece: "One of their missions is to 'out do' Ole Miss in everything"

    That has to be the most clueless and self-absorbed thing I've read all week.

    The goal is not to "out do" OM. The actual goal is to grow, improve, and excel in all areas at the highest degree possible with the resources at hand. Surpassing OM in multiple ways is an enjoyable fringe benefit of the mission, not the mission itself.

    Rent free.


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    Agree, MSU not great at recruiting

    Quote Originally Posted by aTotal360 View Post
    The quality of undergrad recruitment a kid gets is 100% based on the recruiter's work ethic in your area. 95% of the mailers and calls you will get, comes from that person's house, not the university. Most of them work like general contractors. If the recruiter working your kid's area is a slack ass, it will come across as if MSU doesn't give a shit about your kid. When in fact it's simply a case of the recruiter being a lazy ass. Our recruiters are paid much less compared to other SEC schools. And typically we get what we pay for. If your kid "got heavily recruited" it's simply because the recruiter covering your area is a good worker.
    Agreed. Had a grandaughter who recently went to Other School. Even though we reached out to MSU, she was practically ignored by the MSU recruiters. It was only due to my own efforts that she went to campus for a visit.


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    Don't let them start believing that we are now winning the party. [/clutch pearls].
    “I’m not going to take anything off the table at this point in time ... but I will tell you this,” Cohen began, “this person is going to have serious baseball experience as a head coach. This person is going to have made trips to Omaha, Nebraska. This person is going to have expertise in an area of the game and in all facets of the game. And this person is going to make our fan base very happy.” - Intense Bastard, April 5, 2018.


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    My just graduated senior was hit hard with Literature, emails and so forth. Granted we live in Memphis and he’s a great student, but I felt they tried hard... right up until I sadly told them he’s going to Rhodes. It wasn’t for lack of effort. I’m hoping they snag my now senior to be. Last chance for a legacy!


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    Quote Originally Posted by snoopdog View Post
    I am an MSU grad and my daughter chose Ole Miss (a Major in the school of Journalism led her there.) As a rising Junior and then Senior in high school, MSU blew Ole Miss away in terms of “wanting” her to be there through correspondence. The official visits for potential students were night and day for us. MSU has it together, let me tell you. My Ole Miss grad wife agreed. Again, she ended up at Ole Miss for her major. I visited at least once a week for lunch. The freshman dorms are loaded with out of state tags, and I mean a lot of out of state tags. I was amazed. MSU has definitely marketed towards the in state kids AND it wasn’t even close in our situation. We are from Tupelo.
    You let your child go into journalism?


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    It’s the school of journalism...

    But IMC (Integrated Marketing and Communication). It is sort of Marketing, Public Relations, Media, etc. Interning at the Convention and Visitors Bureau this summer, so that’s one avenue. It’s not print or broadcast journalism, no.


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