Skip Holtz should be the new Notre Dame Coach.
Charlie, we hardly knew ye, and perhaps we never will. But the good ye done us, those spectacular recruiting classes, should not be wasted. Just as Jerry Faust recruited so well and Lou Holtz used those teams to bring us back, now step aside and let his son, Skip Holtz, do the same fer us again.
Skip Holtz has earned this moment. He knows college coaching from the ground up. He knows how to train and properly motivate insecure, young men, instead of tear them down – NFL style. And he has learned how to play the expectations game from the master. He can win a game he is supposed to lose and win in bowl games too. He knows the ND tradition well, knows what the pressures will be and he has something personal to prove, that he is much more than the son of Lou Holtz. He is the skipper.
We owe you much, Charlie. You are a class act in many respects. You are not a loser. You leave with your genius for offensive call playing tarnished but intact. And your recruiting work ethic will mean that you will share a bit with Skip Holtz and his turn around year.
Okay, ND, go to your alumni, buy this contract. As Gloria Feldt has famously said, “The worst mistakes I have made in life and leadership have always involved waiting too long to fire someone.”
The Georgia Tech game last year revealed that our mighty coach was really an offensive play calling genius but not much more. Notre Dame should have been looking hard from that moment on.
Skip, we need ye, son. Wake up the echoes.
SEE: 11/ 17/09 NOTRE DAME’S NEW COACH