Holtz was a success at East Carolina, and a hot name when he was hired by South Florida, but Holtz's move to the Big East looks like a mistake now.
Holtz was never able to build the Bulls into a successful program. They went 1-6 in Big East play each of the last two years, as the excitement surrounding his hire quickly faded.
A 27-3 home loss to Pitt, which came into the game with a 5-6 record, was the last game for Holtz. After the game, he tried making a case for keeping his job.
"I'd certainly like to be [back]," Holtz said, according to the Tampa Bay Times. "There's been a lot of hard work that has gone into this, through players, coaches. There's a lot of underclassmen on that field ... a lot of young talent on the field. I understand the hardened position we've put a lot of people in, with the record that we have. ... I understand the nature of this business is to win games."
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