USF Bulls fire football coach Skip Holtz - FOX 13 News

USF Bulls fire football coach Skip Holtz

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   The University of South Florida will announce the firing of head football coach Skip Holtz Sunday afternoon according to an ESPN report.

   Holtz's Bulls went 16-21 during his three-year tenure with the school. The team lost nine its final 10 games this season which ended Saturday night with a 27-3 drubbing at the hands of Pittsburgh.

   The game was played at Raymond James Stadium.

   After the game when asked about his job, the 48-year-old coach was optimistic, but aware of the frustration surrounding the teams' subpar performance with him at the helm.

   "I understand the hard position that we've put a lot of people in," Holtz said. "But I would certainly like to be [back]. I'd like to see these young players develop into what I know that they can become."

   Holtz took over the program after the program's only head coach Jim Leavitt was fired for allegedly hitting a player at hightime during a 2009 game. In his three seasons, the Bulls struggled in the Big East, going 1-6 in the conference in the last two seasons.

   The firing comes just six months after Holtz received an extention by athletic director Doug Woolard. USF will pay Holtz $2.5 million over the remaining five years on his contract.

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