Sunday, December 07, 2008

Holtz to be announced Monday as Syracuse head coach

Following the same sort of timetable that I reported here on Thursday, the NFL Network is reporting that Skip Holtz will be announced as the next football head coach at Syracuse on Monday. It sounds as if their sources have confirmed the same things that I have heard from mine.

Holtz, the current coach at East Carolina, has had plenty of success at the college level and will likely bring a different style offense with him to the Carrier Dome. He is the son of former college coaching legend Lou Holtz.

The Pirates defeated Virginia Tech and West Virginia early this year before injuries decimated ECU and the Pirates finished 9-4, but did manage to defeat Tulsa for the Conference USA title yesterday. The Pirates accepted a bid to the Liberty Bowl yesterday.

East Carolina AD Terry Holland, the former basketball coach at Virginia, has said in recent days that he has not been contacted by anyone about talking with Holtz about any open positions.

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