Skip Holtz gets USF job
Page 1 of 1

Author:  steensn [ January 14th, 2010, 2:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Skip Holtz gets USF job

Report: Skip Holtz gets USF job
Comment Email Print Share
ESPN.com news services
South Florida will announce later Thursday that it has hired East Carolina's Skip Holtz to replace the recently fired Jim Leavitt as football coach, AOL Fanhouse is reporting.

The 45-year-old Holtz led East Carolina to two consecutive Conference USA championships and 38 victories in four seasons. He also coached at Connecticut in the 1990s in the years before UConn became a Division I-A program.

Holtz is the son of former Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz, now a college football analyst at ESPN.

Leavitt was fired Jan. 8 for allegedly striking one of his players and then lying about the incident. He has hired an attorney, insisting his dismissal was unwarranted.

South Florida is standing by its findings.

Author:  wjb21ndtown [ January 14th, 2010, 3:36 pm ]
Post subject: 

Lou wanted him to get the ND job. I'm glad he landed a job somewhere. He seems like a guy that could be a good coach.

Author:  steensn [ January 14th, 2010, 4:24 pm ]
Post subject: 

He just needs to prove himself a little more. Maybe in the next round? I don't think USF is the place to make your case to end up at ND again... but if he can be successful at another school maybe it is a good sign?

Heck, they hire guys who are 8-8 like Kiffin for no apparent reason...

Author:  steensn [ January 14th, 2010, 4:33 pm ]
Post subject: 

ECU AD writes Holtz to USF is not done
January, 14, 2010
JAN 14
Email Print Share
By Graham Watson
East Carolina athletic director Terry Holland wants to make sure ECU fans know coach Skip Holtz isn’t going anywhere -- yet.

Holland released a statement on the East Carolina athletic website stating that while he and Holtz have talked about the potential of Holtz taking the South Florida job, the deal is not yet done.
“[Holtz] indicated that he had not been offered the position nor had he told them that he would accept the position if offered,” Holland wrote.

Holland also noted that Holtz told him that he and USF have agreed to end their conversations on Friday with or without a deal.

Holtz met with his team at 3 p.m. ET to end speculation that he had already taken the job and convey that the process was ongoing.
“It should be remembered that a few weeks ago most of those same sources announced that he had taken the Cincinnati head coaching job even though, in that case, he had not been offered nor had he accepted the job,” Holland wrote.

Page 1 of 1 All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group