Skip Holtz, the son of legendary retired college football coach Lou Holtz, is out at Louisiana Tech after nine seasons as the Bulldogs’ head coach. The university announced Friday that Louisiana Tech’s contest against Rice on Saturday would be Holtz’s last with the program, despite him entering the game with a 64-49 mark since he took over the program for the 2013 season.
“Skip and I talked and agreed it was time for a change for both parties,” said Louisiana Tech athletic director Eric Wood, who did not name an interim head coach. “Louisiana Tech owes Skip a debt of gratitude for his loyalty and dedication to our football student-athletes, our University, and our community over the past decade.
“He has been able to accomplish some things that weren’t previously done here on a consistent basis prior to his arrival. We continue to be committed to winning conference championships, and that expectation is stronger than ever.”
Louisiana Tech entered Saturday sitting 3-8 on the season, but even with that, the decision to oust Holtz from Ruston came largely as a surprise from members of the national media. Below is a glimpse of how social media responded to the news that Holtz will not return to Louisiana Tech in 2022.