SI’s Richard Deitsch broke the news tonight that 78-year-old Lou Holtz will no longer be an ESPN college football analyst. We find it necessary then to recognize his tenure at the Worldwide Leader with a curated selection of his work that has landed on the pages of Deadspin.
"That's what Holtz means... hard wood."
Lou Holtz couldn't suppress his sneeze during a halftime report yesterday, and we were all fortunate enough to hear the adorable, party-favor sound he made. Rece Davis moved on gracefully, while Holtz laughed it off and said ... something.
I've watched this 10 times now, and am still in the dark. Here's the best transcription I could muster:
We've already shared with you Ohio State fan reactions to the wild play that ended this year's Iron Bowl, but how did ESPN's college football studio team of Rece Davis, Mark May, and Lou Holtz respond to the improbable ending? Fortunately, the WWL was live with a three-shot at that moment, so we can see how each…
Caught off guard when they threw it back to the studio during ESPN's halftime report, somebody burped loudly and directly into their microphone. We're thinking it probably wasn't Rece Davis, because he was getting ready to talk and seems to transition pretty well. So it could either be Mark May or Lou Holtz.
Apparently, if you're not into sports, you're just jerking Lou Holtz around.
That's what he said.
This photo from College Gameday raises one very important question: If true, did Lou Holtz steal Brett Favre's phone before or after the whole dongshot saga commenced? This is important to Brett Favre, and this is important to America.
So Lou Holtz finally wants Notre Dame in The Big 10. I never took him for a bandwagoner, but his assessment that the conferences are eventually going to split into a few mega-conferences isn't lacking for evidence.
Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and the blogosphere to bring you everything you need to know to start your day.