Skip Holtz receives vote of confidence from USF AD
Posted by: Chris Vannini on October 9, 2012
South Florida is off to a rough 2-4 start this season, including four straight losses.
On Tuesday, the school released a statement from athletic director Doug Woolard to local media regarding Skip Holtz's current situation. The entire statement is below, courtesy of the Tampa Bay Times.
"I know Skip, his staff and the players are working diligently to get that next win, and to find sustained success. Certainly, the results, in terms of wins and losses to date, are disappointing to everyone involved with our program -- the coaches, the players, athletic administration and our passionate fans. Our expectations for this program are very high. I also know this team has a lot of football left to play and great opportunities in front of it. We're only six games into a 12-game regular season.
Holtz received a contract extension in June coming off a 5-7 season. He lost his defensive coordinator, Mark Snyder, to Texas A&M in the offseason and moved offensive coordinator/running backs Todd Fitch to OC/quarterbacks hoping to boost the offense, but it hasn't quite come together yet. The Bulls are the third-worst team in the country with a minus-11 turnover margin. That's a result of struggles on both sides of the ball. They rank No. 68 in the country in total offense and total defense.
The Bulls play at undefeated Louisville this Saturday. Below is Holtz's media availability from earlier in the week.
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