Bulls fire HoltzTAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Skip Holtz has been fired as South Florida's football coach a person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press. It follows the worst season in the program's 16-year history. The Bulls lost nine of their last ten games to finish 3-9.
The 48-year-old son of former Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz went 16-21 over three seasons at the Big East school.
The move comes a year after Holtz was given a contract extension through 2017 despite going 5-7 in his second season. He will receive a $2.5 million buyout paid over five years.
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