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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  • by joepirate Location: greenville on Jan 20, 2009 at 05:36 AM
    if you are only satisfied with an undefeated season, then i dont want you as a pirate fan...do you even realize how hard it is to go undefeated? considering that there was 1 undefeated team this year, and 0 last year, you wouldnt be satisfied if you were a usc or ohio st. fan. i guess you wouldnt be satisfied as a florida fan either, considering they had 1 loss....get a grip dude.
  • by Dave on Jan 19, 2009 at 06:38 PM
    Sorry Justin but every state has its cities and towns with dumpy parts. Also, people are mean and weird everywhere. Your argument is weak.
  • by Justin Location: Snow Hill on Jan 19, 2009 at 12:24 PM
    Dave, no offense man, but I have been to Pittsburgh, Philly, and some of Central PA, and I personally never ever care to go back there again. Pennsylvania is a dump with a bunch of weird and mean people. That is not what describes a GREAT state. To ECU-Lifer, you are exactly right about Skip has not had his work done yet. I as a pirate fan say that he will not have his work done yet and I will not be satisfied until they have an undefeated season. A one-loss season is not good enough. They must have perfection. Even just being Conference champs and best team in NC is not even close to being good enough. I want an undefeated season, and also a BCS conference membership for the pirates.
  • by joepirate Location: greenville on Jan 16, 2009 at 05:46 AM
    lol...that has to be the funniest thing i have heard on this board. especially considering that all you WR's are gone along with 1/2 of your defense. and if you think ecu is gonna win 5 games, just wait and see buddy. c-usa's best defense is all coming back (except bell and best) and we get all our playmakers back on offense (except drew).
  • by Dave on Jan 15, 2009 at 07:54 AM
    Sorry joepirate but PSU will finish 10-2 and make it to ANOTHER BCS game. Good luck with ECU and their 5 win no Bowl season.
  • by joepirate Location: greenville on Jan 14, 2009 at 07:51 PM
    if you wanna see a major letdown dave, just wait and see penn st. they had their good year, now its back to a 6-6 or 7-5 reality.
  • by Dave on Jan 14, 2009 at 09:48 AM
    The GREAT state of Pennsylvania!! GO STEELERS!!
  • by Blake Location: Greenville on Jan 13, 2009 at 06:58 AM
    and where are you from Dave?
  • by Dave on Jan 12, 2009 at 05:00 PM
    Skip and Terry are whiners and both of them lead to LEAVE! Besides, ECU is going to have a MAJOR let down season next year by only managing to win 5 games.
  • by Brad Location: Winterville on Jan 12, 2009 at 11:09 AM
    Did you have a problem with the last post moderator? If so, what was it?
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