USF’s Skip Holtz Fired

The beleaguered coach is on his way out after three lackluster seasons. We'd like to hear your thoughts on the decision Lutz.

University of South Florida football fans wanted change and it looks like they’re going to get it.

Rather than a shift in strategy, however, they’re going to see a change in the Bulls’ head office. Coach Skip Holtz is out of a job after yesterday’s season finale, which ended with a 27-3 loss to Pittsburg, TBO.com is reporting.

Holtz had been with the Bulls for three seasons, none of which produced winning performances.

Earlier this week Holtz’s record with the Bulls had The Tampa Tribune speculating that change was in the air at USF. With an overall 16-21 record in Holtz’s three years at USF, it was clear something had to give.

Fans, it was reasoned, wanted to see an immediate change either on the sidelines or the scoreboard. Today’s announcement means that USF officials have decided to make the change on the sidelines in hopes of a scoreboard improvement soon.

While some wanted to see Holtz go, he was a popular figure in the area. Temple Terrace even recognized Holtz with a day in his honor.

Holtz’s contract had been extended to 2017. Now USF will likely have to pay a $2.5 million buyout in order to seek out a new coach.

What do you think Lutz? Is this the right move for USF or should Holtz been given another chance? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

ptb December 02, 2012 at 07:35 PM
USF will have to spend a lot of money to attract 5 star recruits , a big name coach might help but a strong performance on the field will be needed also.
Tom December 03, 2012 at 12:52 AM
The disappointing thing is that the team played as if they had no coaching. Some teams show improvement over the season; this team was going in the opposite direction the last 2 years.


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