Skip Holtz Hired At L.A. Tech

Skip Holtz has been hired as Louisiana Tech’s new football coach.

Skip will replace Sonny Dykes who left L.A. Tech last week for the coaching job at California. The university said that they would be holding a press conference later today to introduce their new head coach.

Holtz, the 48-year-old son of Hall of Fame coach Lou Holtz, coached South Florida during 2012. The team fired him earlier this month after a 3-9 finish during the 2012 season. Yahoo reports that Holtz was at South Florida for three seasons and ended with a 16-21 record.

Holtz didn’t have a winning record in South Florida but he does have a winning record for his college football coaching career. Holtz is 88-71 overall after a total of 13 seasons with Connecticut, East Carolina and USF.

The Lousiana Tech Bulldogs were 9-3 last season and were occasionally ranked in the top 25. The Bulldogs did not, however, earn a bowl invitation. Fox Sports notes that in addition to getting a new coach the LA Tech Bulldogs will also get a new conference. The team is moving from the WAC to Conference USA next season.

Do you think Skip Holtz will bring L.A. Tech to a bowl game next year?