South Florida hires Skip Holtz from East Carolina

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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.

Full story: South Florida Hires Skip Holtz – NCAAFB FanHouse