Louisiana Tech Skip Holtz will walk onto the field as a Head Coach at Williams-Brice Stadium for the first time Saturday. It’s a moment he says could have happened 13 years earlier.
Holtz told SportsTalk there were “promises made” about the USC job being his after his father Lou Holtz retired following the 2004 season. The younger Holtz says he does not harbor any ill-will or bad memories toward those who made the decision to name Steve Spurrier the new Head Coach instead.
The spurning from the Gamecocks allowed Skip Holtz to take his talents to East Carolina, South Florida and now Louisiana Tech, where he’s posted at least nine wins in each of the last three seasons. Holtz cites three consecutive bowl victories and the burgeoning NFL presence among LA Tech alums as reasons he is proud of his time in Ruston.
Holtz joined Will Palaszczuk as his Bulldogs prepare for the Gamecocks on Saturday in Columbia: