Looking back, Boynton was instrumental in their team success during his tenure as an assistant at SFA. They went 89-14 in three seasons.
After Underwood took the Oklahoma State job, Boynton had hopes to become the next head coach at SFA. Admittedly, he was discouraged after finding out he was not going to be the Lumberjacks next leader.
Instead, decides to take his talents up north when Underwood extends him a spot as an assistant on his staff. After Underwoods lone season coaching in the Big Xll, he hurrys to leave for the Big Ten.
Coach Boynton, at the time, did not know he had been interviewing all year long for the head coaching job in Stillwater, OK. Staying true to who he was, was a key factor in solidifying his postion as the next head coach in orange and black.
That was quite the move made by Mike Holder. Took plenty of heat for it, but was way beyond worth it. It is not easy by any means to rebuild a program, let alone as first time head coach.
With Underwood leaving Oklahoma State high and dry and in a hurry, he left behind possibly a very valuable assest. Boynton had hoped to be named a head coach in the Southland conference, but in due time, God had something better in store, in the Big XII, located in Stillwater, OK.