Report: North Carolina targeting Holtz
TAMPA — The Bulls may lose coach Skip Holtz to North Carolina, according to a report from Yahoo Sports. Charles Robinson, who broke news of Miami's NCAA scandal, posted on Twitter that UNC was "locking onto" Holtz, citing "heavy hitter in coach representation." Robinson later wrote that a "vital internal advocate" was pushing for Holtz. New UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham has been friends with Holtz for 25 years, since both attended Notre Dame. Holtz is finishing the second year of a five-year deal at USF, and while he might hesitate to leave for a school likely facing major sanctions, USF's uncertain position with the Big East in limbo could make him give the Tar Heels a longer look. Holtz did not respond to a call and text message seeking comment.
Greg Auman, Times staff writer