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Tampa Tribune: Jim Leavitt’s appointment to St. Petersburg Sports Alliance not a hit with everyone

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Scott Carter, the beat reporter for the USF Bulls links up to my post about how completely inappropriate it is to have ex USF football coach Jim Leavitt on St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster’s Sports Alliance, which is touted as “some of Tampa Bay’s greatest sports heroes.”  Carter writes: Maybe St. Petersburg mayor Bill Foster isn’t a big football fan. Maybe he was on a European vacation in January and missed a lot of the drama. Whatever the case, St.…

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Why is disgraced ex-USF football coach Jim Leavitt part of Mayor Bill Foster’s newfangled sports alliance?

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So I was reading the list of athletes, coaches, community activists and other sports figures on Mayor Bill Foster’s newfangled “Sports Alliance” and it really is a Who’s Who of the Tampa Bay community…Fred McGriff…Gary Sheffield…Dan Wheldon…Winky Wright…Jim Leavitt… Whoa! Jim Leavitt.  Ex-football coach of the USF Bulls Jim Leavitt?  Disgraced former football coach of the USF Bulls Jim Leavitt? Fired for striking a player Jim Leavitt?  The “the most powerful man in the building” Jim Leavitt? Lied to investigators Jim Leavitt?…

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Why is disgraced ex-USF football coach Jim Leavitt part of Mayor Bill Foster’s newfangled sports alliance?

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So I was reading the list of athletes, coaches, community activists and other sports figures on Mayor Bill Foster’s newfangled “Sports Alliance” and it really is a Who’s Who of the Tampa Bay community…Fred McGriff…Gary Sheffield…Dan Wheldon…Winky Wright…Jim Leavitt… Whoa! Jim Leavitt.  Ex-football coach of the USF Bulls Jim Leavitt?  Disgraced former football coach of the USF Bulls Jim Leavitt? Fired for striking a player Jim Leavitt?  The “the most powerful man in the building” Jim Leavitt? Lied to investigators Jim Leavitt?…

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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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