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Skip Holtz: ‘toxic’ situation made Driskel scapegoat

Quarterback Jeff Driskel has become one of the biggest stories of underachieving in college football since he first stepped on the field for the Florida Gators as a five-star recruit in 2011, but he does have one man in his corner. Driskel asked for and was granted his release from his scholarship back in January and he subsequently transferred to Louisiana Tech. As a graduate transfer...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

La. Tech head coach Skip Holtz defends Jeff Driskel, says QB was scapegoated at Florida.

Jeff Driskel. Image via The Monroe News-Star. Former Florida starting quarterback Jeff Driskel transferred to Louisiana Tech after the 2014 season. His current head coach, Skip Holtz, believes that Driskel was unfairly scapegoated by Florida supporters as being part of the program's decline in recent seasons."I think down at Florida, it got very toxic for him. He became the scapegoat...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

La. Tech coach defends Driskel, was a scapegoat at Florida

Last wekeend, Jeff Driskel made his debut as the quarterback for Louisiana Tech … and it was a moment that their fans loved, as he scored five touchdowns (four passing and one rushing) in the team’s win. At the same time, fans of his former school, the Florida Gators, were wondering where that type of performance was when he was in Gainesville. Driskel’s new coach, Skip Holtz...
Via Gamedayr
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Skip Holtz’s Son Doesn’t Seem To Believe That Florida Utilized Jeff Driskel’s “Strengths”

Earlier this week, it was announced that Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel would be transferring to Louisiana Tech to play out his final year of collegiate eligibility. Driskel will be teaming up with head coach Skip Holtz, who has also had stops at East Carolina and South Florida in the last decade, to attempt to improve upon a successful nine-win 2014 campaign. Monday, Holtz’s...
Via College Spun
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

C-USA notebook: Louisiana Tech in West driver's seat

By Doug Smock As Marshall is poised to take a virtual two-game lead on the rest of the East Division, all the suspense in Conference USA rests in the West - and Louisiana Tech is trying to sap that a few weeks early.The Bulldogs (4-3 overall, 3-0 C-USA) of coach Skip Holtz travel to Southern Mississippi (3-4, 1-2), the Thundering Herd's next foe after today's game against Florida...
Via Charleston Daily Mail - Marshall
October 24, 2014

La Tech coach: No. 5 Auburn better than last year

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Louisiana Tech coach Skip Holtz has studied Auburn's game film from both this season and last, and comes away far more impressed with the 2014 version of the Tigers. ''We have watched a lot of film from 2013 and I do not think it is close how much better they are this year than what they were a year ago,'' Holtz said. ''It is scary to think that a year ago they...
Via AP on Fox
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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