This has been such an awesome season for ECU football. The wins over West Virginia and Virginia Tech at the beginning, and the Conference USA Championship at the end have made this season really fun to follow.
Yet in almost the same breath of reporting the Pirates are going to the Liberty Bowl, we are also talking about the possibility that Skip Holtz will leave ECU for another school. The main one being talked about is Syracuse in New York.
It's a tough story from a news perspective, because the term that seems most easily applied to the talk that Holtz is leaving is a "rumor." We're used to reporting facts in the news, not so-called rumors. However, the talk about Holtz heading to Syracuse is too loud to ignore and would be a disservice to all the interested Pirate fans who watch WITN. Also, the rumor is backed up by some reported facts, including Lou Holtz saying his son would meet with the athletic director at Syracuse. Skip Holtz also said Sunday that you "never say never in this business."
So Holtz could be leaving the Pirates. Therein lies the pain for Pirate fans. A coach turns a program with a losing record into conference champions, and in doing so, becomes attractive to greener pastures.
What do you think about the Skip situation?