But Holtz was emphatic that he will remain the coach at South Florida for the foreseeable future.
"I am not looking to leave here. I am not calling anybody. I am not trying to put my name out there. I want to be the head football coach here," he said. "I enjoy it here. I like it here. I addressed this in the offseason when some other opportunities were open. I said then I think we have a lot of things we want to get done here. We've got a great senior class coming back, and the attitude and morale of this football team is my No. 1 priority."
Holtz's wife Jennifer had a sense of humor about the rumors, though.
"My wife, who has a way of keeping me humble, said 'Why would anybody want to hire you? You were 5-7," he said. Point, Ms. Holtz.
Regardless of Holtz's present struggles with the Bulls, however, due diligence on the part of Razorback A.D. Jeff Long means that'll likely speak to anyone willing to speak to him. Judging by the forcefulness of Holtz's response, though -- one much more convincing than Gus Malzahn's earlier Wednesday -- Holtz probably isn't one of those "anyone's." Expect the Hogs to look elsewhere.
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