Holland, Holtz Respond To Media Reports On Holtz And Boston College

Greenville - ECU Director of Athletics Terry Holland released the following statement in response to the media reports out of Boston that Pirate football coach Skip Holtz was set to interview with Boston College about their head coaching vacancy.

WITN has confirmed with ECU Head Coach Skip Holtz that no meeting with Boston took place or is planned.

Holland's statement is below:

"Given the fact that the media now reports what other media report, sometimes even with headlines on the sports page and/or the announcement of press conferences that were obviously not scheduled, I am going to comment one time and one time only.
No one has asked to speak to any ECU head coach. I specifically say head coach simply because the request for permission to speak to an assistant coach would be directed to the head coach of that sport.

I will not make any further comment on this issue nor will any ECU coach address such situations. There is simply no reason for anyone at one institution to say anything about another institution's search for a coach. A coach should not be expected to say she/he has no interest in a position at another institution if, for no other reason, than it is not fair to the institution conducting the search.

Would you go out of your way to embarrass another newspaper (or station) by making the statement that you are 'not interested in a job at that paper (or station)?' Who knows where that editor will be one day or maybe some day you might be interested in a job at that newspaper for very good reasons."

Terry Holland


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