Saturday, December 23, 2006

A Hop, Skip and a Big Jump in Future?

Things don't always go as planned. Take Skip Holtz, for example. He was in line to replace his father, Lou, as South Carolina coach. Then came a 63-17 loss to rival Clemson that capped a 5-6 season in 2003. Skip was demoted from assistant head coach to quarterbacks coach, and a year later when his father stepped down, Skip was looking for work. He landed at East Carolina, where he resurrected the program in two years. On Saturday, his Pirates play South Florida in the Bowl, another indication that Skip has resurrected his career. But beating the Bulls won't be easy. South Florida is 40th in the BCS rankings, ahead Florida State (52nd) and Miami (62nd).

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