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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 coached at South Florida, which fired him this month following a 3-9 finish to the 2012 season. Holtz was 16-21 in three seasons at South Florida.
Holtz is 88-71 overall in 13 seasons at Connecticut, East Carolina and USF.
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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...
According to @bleedtechblue, Skip Holtz will be the next head coach of Louisiana Tech. Holtz was fired from USF after 3 seasons of lackluster performance.
We understand Skip Holtz has indeed accepted verbally an offer from #LATech as its head football coach. Holtz was previously at #USF & #ECU.
— BleedTechBlue.com (@BleedTechBlue) December 14, 2012
Skip is the son of legendary...
While his time with the South Florida Bulls did not translate into the same expected level of success that he had coaching the East Carolina Pirates, Skip Holtz has quickly landed on his feet. On Thursday, Holtz accepted the head coaching position with the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs.
Holtz replaces Sonny Dykes, who, after leading the Bulldogs to a 9-3 record in 2012, left to take the...