Archie Manning weighs in on IHL decision

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"As a lifelong Ole Miss Rebel it has pained me to witness the events of the past week concerning our Chancellor and the IHL. Let there be no misunderstanding about where we stand: my family and I are big supporters of Chancellor Dan Jones and feel he has done an outstanding job leading our university. The national reputation of Ole Miss has never been better. Our athletic teams are winning at unprecedented levels. Our enrollment is booming and the academic quality of entering freshmen has never been so impressive. In virtually every measurable category we are succeeding.
Several years ago my family and I made the decision to dedicate time and resources to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in an effort to help improve the quality of lives of Mississippians. We have spent countless hours with the staff and leaders at the medical center and can attest to the world-class work they are doing. UMMC is possibly the most stellar example of the positive things going on in the great state of Mississippi. Dan Jones, along with Dr. Jimmy Keeton and his staff, are to be congratulated for moving our medical center to the forefront of the healthcare discussion.
We will come through this together as the Ole Miss family always does. It is my hope that somehow the decision not to renew Dr. Jones contract can be reconsidered if possible. I know full well how rare it is to find a talented, caring, and dedicated leader. We are blessed to have such a leader in Dan Jones and for that we are thankful."
Sincerely,
Archie Manning