South Florida Football: Bulls Fire Coach Skip Holtz

South Florida Fires Coach Skip Holtz

12/3/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

South Florida coach Skip Holtz was fired Sunday morning after a disappointing 3-9 (1-6 Big East) season, reports the Philadelphia Daily News.Blog Photo - South Florida Football: Bulls Fire Coach Skip Holtz

The decision comes one day after USF lost 27-3 to Pittsburgh at home, which pretty much summed up the Bulls’ awful season.

"It was a matter of just not having the production that we needed to have over the last couple of years on the field,” said Athletic Director Doug Woolard. “Every program experiences highs and lows on the way to national prominence. Brighter days are ahead."

Holtz finished his three-year tenure with a 16-21 overall record, while compiling just five wins to 16 losses in conference play (and the Big East has been underwhelming, to say the least).

His only winning season came in his first at the helm, where he led USF to a Meineke Car Care Bowl win over Clemson in 2010. Since then, the Bulls are 8-16.

South Florida was picked to finish second in the Big East’s preseason poll. Earlier this year, I picked the Bulls to place fourth.

But instead, USF’s football program ended with the worst season in its 16-year existence.


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