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Skip Holtz to South Florida

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Great hire, imo. USF is an emerging powerhouse.

    http://ncaafootball.fanhouse.com/2010/01/14/south-florida-hires-skip-holtz/

    TAMPA, Fla. -- East Carolina coach Skip Holtz has accepted an offer to be South Florida's next football coach, FanHouse has learned.

    Holtz, 45, led the Pirates to a second straight Conference USA title this season and a berth in the Liberty Bowl against Arkansas. In five seasons at East Carolina, Holtz went 38-27 and led the Pirates to bowl appearances in four seasons.

    Holtz, the son of legendary college coach Lou Holtz, also served as head coach at Connecticut, then a I-AA program from 1994-1998, posting a 38-23 record.

    He becomes just the second coach in South Florida school history, replacing Jim Leavitt, who was fired Jan. 8 following an investigation initiated by a FanHouse report that Leavitt grabbed a player by the throat and struck him twice during halftime of a game Nov. 21. The investigation concluded that not only did the incident happen, but Leavitt was repeatedly dishonest with investigators.

    Holtz notified ECU athletic director Terry Holland of his decision. South Florida Is expected to formally introduce Holtz at a news conference Friday.
     
  2. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    It's not a huge step up imo, but it will allow Holtz a bit better recruiting (South Florida vs. Eastern Carolina) and it's in a BCS conference. If he can take it up a level there, he will be in position for one of the top coaching gigs in the country in 4-5 years. Good hire imo.
     
  3. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    fify
     
  4. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    this opens the door for pirate mike to coach the ecu pirates... aye me timbers be shivering at that thar notion
     
  5. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    Al Golden of Temple is likely to be one of the top choices to replace Holtz at ECU.
     

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