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Holtz on UNC opening: 'I have a great job'

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USF football coach Skip Holtz, whose name has been mentioned as a target for the opening at North Carolina, addressed that speculation Monday, saying he hasn't talked to anyone from UNC and is focused on getting his team to wins in its next two games.

"I have not talked to anybody. It's this time of year when speculation goes on everywhere, who's going to take what job," Holtz said. "I have not talked to anybody about the North Carolina job. I've got my head in my dungeon here, trying to do what we have to do to find a way to win. I think we have that obligation to the senior class and to the underclassmen as we're trying to build a program. I'm excited about what we're building here, excited about the progress we're making, excited about the team I'm coaching here."

Asked if he would always listen to offers from other schools -- new UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham has been a good friend of Holtz's since the two were classmates at Notre Dame 25 years ago -- Holtz didn't specifically deny anything, but made his current focus clear.

"I'm not looking to go interview all over the country. I was offered a couple of jobs last year," Holtz said. "It's not a fanfare thing. It's not an advertising thing. It's flattering your name is mentioned. I have a great job. I have one that I chose to be here two years ago. This was a choice I made. It's where I want to be, it's what we're trying to build here, what we're trying to develop here. Right now, I'm going to do everything I can to find a way to get these last two wins. That's where my focus is, that's where my concentration is, that's where my efforts are going right now."

[Last modified: Monday, November 21, 2011 1:41pm]

    

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