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- Holbrook said it has been strange not having a job to go to the past few weeks. That said, he has stayed around the game watching his kids play baseball and working with them.
- Holbrook said he hopes to find out what he is going to do next in the next few weeks, maybe even by the end of the month. He declined to elaborate on what that might be. His wife encouraged him to take a year off, but he wants to get back to work as soon as possible.
- Holbrook said he is confident he is still respected and trusted in the coaching community locally and around the country.
- Holbrook said he didn’t have any expectations when he went into his final exit meetings with Ray Tanner. He knew the expectation at South Carolina is to be in the postseason and that did not happen. He said he still has a great relationship with Tanner.
- Holbrook pointed out that in five of his nine years at South Carolina he was either in the College World Series or a Super Regional.
- Holbrook declined to get into details if he was given the option to return. He said even before he met with Tanner the thought of resigning on his mind. He thought it might be best for him and his family.
- Holbrook said one thing he wished he could have changed during his time at USC was to find a way to take some of the pressure of his players. He felt like they took that pressure on the field sometime.
- Holbrook said he thinks the Gamecocks should have a really good team next season; the key will be how the young pitchers develop.
- Holbrook said there have been a lot of fans that have reached out to him and his family since he left. That is why he took out the ad thanking all the fans. He said it was from the heart and he appreciates the support he received throughout his time at USC.