In addition, Holtz had been slipping after he had gone 30-5-1 in his first 3 years with Broyles’ recruits, as he went just 30-16-1 in the next 4 years with only his own recruits. Simpson", "AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame Class of 2012", The Lou Holtz/Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame, ESPN2 College Football Saturday Primetime, Paul "Bear" Bryant Award Lifetime Achievement Award, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Lou_Holtz&oldid=983535081, Players of American football from West Virginia, Kent State Golden Flashes football players, Coaches of American football from West Virginia, South Carolina Gamecocks football coaches, Minnesota Golden Gophers football coaches, Notre Dame Fighting Irish football coaches, Short description is different from Wikidata, All Wikipedia articles written in American English, Articles with unsourced statements from December 2009, Articles with unsourced statements from November 2009, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 14 October 2020, at 19:50. They went down and fought the Ku Klux Klan and that is where the name the Fighting Irish came." , After two seasons as a commentator for CBS Sports, Holtz came out of retirement in 1999 and returned to the University of South Carolina, where he had been an assistant in the 1960s. , Holtz's tenure at Minnesota was not without controversy. #gala 1 spot all season until losing to Miami in the season finale. In 2005, the NCAA imposed three years probation and reductions in two scholarships on the program for ten admitted violations under Holtz, five of which were found to be major. Through it all, there was Coach Holtz’s wife Beth Barcus. In his seven years there, the Razorbacks compiled a 60–21–2 record and reached six bowl games.  , Holtz went to the University of Arkansas in 1977. See live results as polls close across the US. Hulse, Carl, "At lawmakers' retreat, pep talks address concerns of the new G.O.P.  On April 12, 2015 it was reported by SB Nation that Holtz was leaving ESPN.. Holtz coached Notre Dame for 11 seasons and won the 1988 national title. Holtz has written or contributed to 10 books: Holtz has worked for CBS Sports as a college football analyst and in the same capacity for the cable network ESPN. Waiting for your permission to load the comments. Lou Holtz is a former American football player, coach, and analyst who is best known as the only college soccer coach to take six different programs to bowl games and to lead four of them to the final top 20 rankings. 83-year-old Holtz was OUTRAGED by the mere suggestion -- and told this tale explaining the origin of the Fighting Irish name. Read this biography to know his birthday, childhood, achievements, family life and other fun facts about him. Stints with the Arkansas Razorbacks and Minnesota Golden Gophers landed Holtz his most famous job, taking over a struggling Notre Dame Fighting Irish program in 1986.  He often appears on Hannity on the Fox News Channel.