former South Florida Bulls head coach Skip Holtz

South Florida fired Skip Holtz on Sunday after Holtz led the Bulls to 5 – 7 and 3 – 9 seasons.

Holtz accepted the job in 2010 and led the Bulls to an 8 – 5 season that year and win in the Meineke Car Care bowl. Apparently though, South Florida doesn’t want to stick it out and give Holtz a 4th season to redeem himself.

Holtz released a statement through the university on Sunday:

“I’m extremely proud of how they fought through adversity during this time. Throughout my time here the young men on this team never gave up, and that reflects on their character as individuals and as a team,” Holtz said.

“I believe we made some positive strides, most notably in our academics, that were helping to build a foundation for this program and I would have liked the opportunity to see it through,” the coach added. “But I understand the administration’s decision and wish them nothing but success in the future.”

Safe to say that not every Holtz is excited about this post season.

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