Coach Holtz Comments On Syracuse Rumors

Greenville - East Carolina head coach Skip Holtz talked to WITN's Dave Marcheskie about the rumors that Holtz could be headed to Syracuse as well as other distractions before the Pirates take the field against Tulsa in Saturday's C-USA game.

When asked if he or an agent had spoken to Syracuse, Coach Holtz laughed "I don't have an agent and I'm not looking for another job."

Holtz went on to say the attention and rumors aren't a distraction and that he and the team are focused on winning the school's first ever C-USA title.

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  • by rumplestilskin awakes on Dec 23, 2008 at 01:26 AM
    Ok people get real. First and foremost he cant sail this ship any farther. ECU is and will not ever be a BCS school. There would be too many bcs schools in the same state. ITs bad enough that we have five division 1 football schools in this state. Uhm charlie wise is not getting fired they have already said that. Syracuse is a big east team in the need of a Quality head coach to take them on. IS SKIP the guy not sure ECU is not the stepping stone in my opinion, espeacially when he was giving the reins at USC as off cord. they lost 4 straight. The big time may be out of reach for him, but don't think he wont try. ECU can't offer much more for him. And please sam from williamston stop with the facts that make no sense it's clear you don't know that much about college football. Where are you comming up with these off the wall opionions and so called facts?
  • by deadfish Location: nc on Dec 13, 2008 at 07:27 PM
    Anonymous: Let's be objective for a minute and for both of us to NOT be opinionated. Also for both of us to put Mr. Skip Holtz out of our minds. Here is the requirement pick any coach from any of the BCS schools that are going to the big bowls and check his credentials that lead to their hiring. Thank you
  • by Anonymous on Dec 11, 2008 at 06:55 PM
    DEADFISH I know Skip bring it everytime the team takes the field.His dad the same when he coach my cousin at state.Skip has what it takes to get the job done look at this yr what the team battle though.He indeed a great coach.His resume' speaks for itself.just go suck on a egg dead fish you I see do not know nothing.Excuse me pirate nation.Deadfish remain as your name states lol.
  • by UT-PIRATE Location: Brunswick County on Dec 11, 2008 at 06:46 PM
    Being a Tennessee and ECU grad, I have seem where ECU has come from and what UT has sunk to. Believe ECU is special - very special; UT is great but can't hold a light to ECU when it comes to atmosphere, shear excitement, etc. I would hate to see Skip leave. He has been just what the doctor ordered for our program. But I've seen a lot of coaches come and go and the bottom line is produce or get the boot. Best thing that ever happened to ECU was Bill Lewis leaving and hiring Logan rather than Phil Former who was assumed to be the next coach at ECU per the Knoxville paper (where I lived for 24 years). I want blame Holtz for going to a better program; I beleive he would regret a move to Syracuse because if he can't pull off the same act he did in greenville he will be booted out the door in a heartbeat.
  • by deadfish Location: nc on Dec 10, 2008 at 11:22 PM
    Hooks: Big time programs mean big time qualifications. That means Mr. Skip Holtz résumé is NOT fat enough to get him the ND job, period. It doesn't matter if his last name is Holtz or King Kong, OK? Sheesh! Furthermore if your AD does his homework there are plenty of competitive young OC's and DC's that can do just as good of a job as Mr. Holtz had. There is plenty of fish in the sea! It is NOT the end of the world, OK? SH is NOT Moses...
  • by Hooks Location: greenville on Dec 10, 2008 at 07:08 PM
    Well all I can say if with Skip success as he is known for rebuilding programs he will be a good fit for the orangeman.thta is reality.As bad as I would hate to see him go but if he is not out this yr next yr would be a fit for him at ND.I rather have a wishful thinking back here in Logan or the the Bowden boys in Tommy or Terry some one who can raise the bar and get ECU out of C-USA into a BCS conference.Lets go PIRATES!!! Arghhhhh
  • by Alex Location: Vanceboro on Dec 10, 2008 at 01:07 PM
    Why would Holtz want to go to the armpit of the northeast in Syracuse?
  • by Larry Location: Washington on Dec 10, 2008 at 09:57 AM
    Pirate nation expected Skip Holtz to deliver a conference championship to Greenville. He did it and in a timely fashion. ECU PIRATES--2008 CONFERENCE USA CHAMPIONS!! None of us have a clue if Skip is staying/leaving. If he does leave, I am sure we will find another coach..Then you guys will have something else to talk about! DUANE STATES "Pirate fans should focus on a new coach". Get a life dude...I am looking forward to watching some bowl games. Oh, that was another thing the Pirate nation wanted to get back to..How we forget............
  • by The Pirate Lady Location: Grimesland on Dec 8, 2008 at 01:31 PM
    Well, I don't think geography is going to play a factor. If Skip leaves, it's because they are offering him something ECU can't. It's not like Skip hasn't spent time in the northeast, he's been at UConn and Notre Dame. Duane, I do agree that we should focus on a new coach, but right now it's still a possibility, not definite, b/c we haven't heard a formal announcement yet. Once we hear yay or nay, we will have to move on from this whole issue and either be happy Skip is here another year, or get ready for a new coach and support whatever choice Holland makes in a replacement.
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on Dec 8, 2008 at 11:35 AM
    Sean from Cuse, yeah Greenville has some cold days, but now near as much as Syracuse does, plus our basketball team is on the rise FYI, or otherwise we would not be 7-1. Plus our baseball squad is in the NCAA tournament and has won a regular season and a tournament for C-USA. What has Syracuse ever done in baseball, and if ECU really owes Syracuse something from a back out I would love to know. For others, NC is a way better place to live than NY, I had a cousin that used to live in Rochester, which is near Syracuse, and she was an ECU alum from about 20 years ago. She told me that she was miserable up in New York. Things are all messed up there and things normally go very well around here.

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