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Skip Holtz lands La. Tech job

Skip Holtz was fired by South Florida after going 16-21 in three seasons. (US Presswire)

Skip Holtz will be the next head coach at Louisiana Tech, a source told CBSSports.com Thursday afternoon. The school is expected to have a press conference Friday to introduce Holtz.

The 48-year-old Holtz was fired from USF earlier this month after three seasons with the Bulls, where they went 16-21 and just 2-12 the past two years in Big East play. The Bulls finished 2012 by losing nine of their last 10 games.

Holtz, the son of former Notre Dame head coach Lou Holtz, did lead East Carolina to bowl games in four of his five seasons with the Pirates before he was hired at USF.

Among those also considered for the Tech job were Oklahoma assistant Cale Gundy and Texas A&M special teams coordinator Brian Polian.

Holtz replaces Sonny Dykes, who left to become the head coach at Cal. The Bulldogs were 9-3 this season and led the country in offense, averaging 52 points per game. USF, meanwhile, ranked No. 104 in scoring in 2012.

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