Lousiana Tech University is holding a press conference to introduce new football coach Skip Holtz at 4 p.m. CST, and Bulldogs fan not near a television can view the event via free live stream on the Internet.
Louisiana Tech hired Holtz, the son of former legendary Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz, Thursday to lead the Bulldogs. The official announcement and news conference is being held at 4 p.m. CST.
Bulldogs fans who want to see the press conference but don’t have access to a television can watch the event free on the Internet here at LaTechsports.com.
Louisana Tech fans were invited to attend the news conference announcing the hiring of Holtz. Bulldogs fans should head to the Jarrell Room of the Charles Wyly Athletic Center if they want to get a glimpse of the new football coach.
Expected to be in attendance are Louisiana Tech President Dan Reneau, President Elect Les Guice, Athletic Director Bruce Van De Velde and Holtz.
Holtz was fired as head coach of the University of South Florida Bulls earlier this month after three years. In the last two seasons of his USF tenure, Holtz failed to win enough Big East Conference games to hold onto his job. The team played in a bowl game in Holtz’s first season.
“While our program remains young, having just completed our 16th season of competition, our history is rich, and the expectations of coaches, players, students, administrators and fans are high. That is why the past few months have been hard for all of us,” USF athletic director Doug Woolard said in a statement. “We have made the very difficult decision to relieve Coach Skip Holtz of his duties at USF. During his three seasons as our head coach, Skip has served the university and the football program admirably.”
But Louisiana Tech saw something in Holtz to make him the next football coach of the Bulldogs. We’ll here more details about why the Ruston, La., university decided to go with the former USF and East Carolina coach during the news conference.
The school said no Louisiana Tech officials will be commenting on Holtz’s hiring until the news conference begins.