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South Florida hires Skip Holtz

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From Fanhouse: East Carolina coach Skip Holtz has accepted an offer to be South Florida’s next football coach, FanHouse has learned. Holtz, 45, led the Pirates to a second straight Conference USA title this season and a berth in the Liberty Bowl against Arkansas. In five seasons at East Carolina, Holtz went 38-27 and led the Pirates to bowl appearances in four seasons. Holtz, the son of legendary college coach Lou Holtz, also served as head coach at Connecticut, then…

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Continuing coverage: USF Head Coach Jim Leavitt fired

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  From FanHouse: University of South Florida football coach Jim Leavitt’s tenure with the program is over. The only coach the Bulls have had in the program’s 13-year history leaves after an investigation that was initiated after a FanHouse report that stated Leavitt grabbed sophomore Joel Miller by the throat and hit the walk-on twice in the face Nov. 21 at halftime of the Louisville game. Leavitt was told he was not returning Friday morning in a meeting with USF…

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