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Grading the Coaching Hires: Skip Holtz and Louisiana Tech

If not for his last name, is there any way Skip Holtz would still be coaching? Well, the son of Lou Holtz is trading on his family name again as he quickly landed the gig with Louisiana Tech after getting the boot at South Florida. Holtz is actually the third consecutive coaching legacy to land Louisiana Tech, as AD Bruce Van De Velde has hired Derek Dooley (son of Vince Dooley...
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December 21, 2012  |  Discuss

La. Tech tapping Skip Holtz as new coach

Louisiana Tech officials say they've hired Skip Holtz as their new football coach. Holtz, whose hiring was announced Friday, replaces Sonny Dykes, who left to accept the head coaching job at California last week. The 48-year-old Holtz is the son of Hall of Fame coach Lou Holtz, who is known most for his long and successful stint at Notre Dame. The younger Holtz most recently...
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December 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Reports: Holtz hired by La. Tech

Skip Holtz, fired by South Florida earlier this month, has been hired by Louisiana Tech to be its next head football coach according to multiple reports Thursday. Holtz, the son of former Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz, would replace Sonny Dykes, who took over at Cal on Dec. 5. Holtz was 16-21 in three seasons with the Bulls, leading the team to the worst season in school history this...
Via Fox Sports
December 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Houston Nutt to South Florida?

Houston Nutt. Image via Wikipedia. South Florida fired its head football coach Skip Holtz on Sunday. The school isn't wasting any time in looking for a replacement  as it is reportedly set to interview former Ole Miss and Arkansas HC Houston Nutt as Holtz's replacement. Nutt led Arkansas to three SEC West titles. His stint at Ole Miss was less successful, ending in a...
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December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

South Florida fires Skip Holtz

South Florida fired Skip Holtz on Sunday after Holtz led the Bulls to 5 – 7 and 3 – 9 seasons. Holtz accepted the job in 2010 and led the Bulls to an 8 – 5 season that year and win in the Meineke Car Care bowl. Apparently though, South Florida doesn’t want to stick it out and give Holtz a 4th season to redeem himself. Holtz released a statement through the university on Sunday...
Via College Football Section
December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

10 Coaches to Replace Fired Skip Holtz at South Florida

After starting his career at South Florida with a solid 8-5 season, Skip Holtz appeared to have the Bulls in position to contend for Big East...
Via Athlon Sports
December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: USF fires Holtz as coach

A person familiar with the decision says Skip Holtz has been fired as South Florida's football coach following the worst season in the program's 16-year history. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because the firing would not be announced until a late afternoon news conference. The son of former Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz went 16-21...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Skip Holtz to be fired from USF

According to Bullsradiosport, Skip Holtz is fired from the University of South Florida Bulls football team. A press conference is to be held at 1 PM EST to confirm the firing. Skip Holtz used to coach at ECU and is the son of Lou Holtz the legendary Notre Dame and South Carolina coach. USF will announce firing of football coach Skip Holtz at 1 p.m. news conference. (Via @gregauman...
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

College Football Rumors: South Florida Bulls Give Skip Holtz Dreaded Vote Of Confidence

When you receive a vote of confidence as a college football head coach, it is generally never a good thing. One day, you are receiving praise while you know that your team is not performing up to the level they are capable of, and shortly afterward – more often than not – you are given your walking papers. Skip Holtz is hoping that he will not suffer the same fate as head coach...
October 10, 2012  |  1 Comment

USF hires Cosh as defensive coordinator

Kansas State assistant coach Chris Cosh has joined South Florida as its defensive coordinator. Cosh spent years with the Wildcats, and built the team's rushing defense to 37th in the country. He will be reunited with Skip Holtz at South Florida. They were assistants together at South Carolina under Lou Holtz from 1999-2003. "I'm excited that Chris has agreed to be...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 19, 2012  |  Discuss
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