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Ole Miss group demands changes to school's football program

A group of Ole Miss fans wants changes to be made in the school's football program, and they have their sites set at the top. A group of Ole Miss fans wants changes to be made in the school's football program, and they have their sites set at the top.

(WMC-TV) - A group of Ole Miss fans wants changes to be made in the school's football program, and they have their sites set at the top.

Some students on the University of Mississippi's campus are still divided over a controversial campaign to have Pete Boone, the school's athletic director, removed.

The group 'Forward Rebels' recently posted a number of comments on their website calling for new leadership because the football team is having a rough year. Members of the group say they're "tired of losing and it's time for change."

"We have been losing a lot lately," said Brycen Witcher, a student at the school. "I think if not changing the athletic director, then we got to do something - got to make a change on some part."

Action News 5 askef for comment from University Chancellor Dan Jones about the recent calls by some students to fire Pete Boone.  

However, Ole Miss spokesman Michael Thompson said, "This anonymous group is publicly demanding an action or things will get ugly.  The chancellor is leading the university as any leader would and will not engage in a public debate with this group."

While some students claim the controversy may be taking the fun out of football, others say they have very little to fuss about.

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