After 11 years, college football analyst Lou Holtz and ESPN are going their separate ways according to Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch. Deitsch reported that Holtz leaving ESPN “was closer to a mutual agreement between the parties than Holtz getting forced out.”
The 78 year old college football junkie is best known for his work on Saturday College Football Final with Mark May and Rece Davis. He was also the football coach of the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame for 11 seasons.
“Lou enjoyed his time and friendships made at ESPN and looks forward to other opportunities in college football,” Holtz’s agent Sandy Montag said via Sports Illustrated.
Holtz is not the only one leaving Saturday College Football Final. Davis is leaving to take on hosting duties for College Gameday meaning May is the only one left on the show.
Another sad good-bye to a legend. At least now Lou can spend more time rooting for his Fighting Irish from the comforts of his La-Z-Boy.