Holtz: "Reports Are Inaccurate"

Greenville - The C-USA championship trophy isn't even in the trophy case as the talk over Pirate head coach Skip Holtz leaving for Syracuse heats up.

While some Syracuse media outlets are saying Holtz will be named Syracuse University's next coach on Monday, Coach Holtz said the reports are "inaccurate" Holtz is in Charlotte tonight to be the keynote speaker at the Bronko Nagurski Awards Banquet. Coincidentally, Holtz flies to New York on Monday to attend his father Lou's induction into the Collegiate Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday.

Holtz told reporters today that he has not scheduled an interview with Syracuse but wouldn't rule out the possibility of sitting down with them at some point while he's in New York.

"I'm happy in Greenville. I've got a great job and it would take a special situation for me to leave" Holtz said.

The Pirates take on Kentucky in the Liberty Bowl on January 2nd.