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USF Bulls fire coach Skip Holtz: What they're saying

The players

USF's players were not allowed to comment, but several tweeted.

Freshman linebacker Corian Hamilton:

"All i can say is coach @CoachHoltzUSF taught me more than football, he taught me how to be a good man and one day be a great father. thanks"

Senior punter Justin Brockhaus-Kann:

"Love the Holtz family. Never met a more loving & welcoming family. They have strong faith in the Lord so I know they will be fine. Love them"

Senior linebacker Michael Lanaris:

"Skip Holtz was and is a great man and a coach. If you don't know him and feel like you gotta bash him, prepare to be un-followed."

Offensive lineman Brynjar Gudmundsson:

"I don't care to hear any negativity, playing for coach Holtz was a great honor and I'm thankful for everything he did."

The recruit

Winter Park's Asiantii Woulard, ESPN's No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the nation who had orally committed to USF:

"I am decommitted from #USF. Keeping options open until things settle but USF is still in the mix."

The media

Richard Langford, Bleacher Report:

It's clear that this move had to be made. The Bulls had a good run in Holtz's first season. They also started off the next season strong by winning their first four. However, they lost seven of their last eight last year, and then there was the disaster that was this season. It is time for a new direction in South Florida.

Frank Schwab, Yahoo Sports:

Holtz's move to the Big East looks like a mistake now. Holtz was never able to build the Bulls into a successful program. They went 1-6 in Big East play each of the last two years as the excitement surrounding his hire quickly faded.

The fan website

It's a great day to be a Bull. Just 71 days after we put this website up, the powers to be have finally done the right thing and sent Skip packing. He should have been fired weeks ago, but better late than never.

USF Bulls fire coach Skip Holtz: What they're saying 12/02/12 [Last modified: Sunday, December 2, 2012 9:29pm]
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