History will remember Holtz fondly

Originally Published: November 22, 2004
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

The public Lou Holtz, football's funnyman, tosses off one-liners and charms everyone within earshot. You heard it last week when, musing about his future, he said, "Secretary of State is open."

Holtz, who announced his retirement Monday as head coach at South Carolina, will be remembered as much for his sense of humor as for the 249 games and one national championship that he won over 33 years as a head coach at William & Mary, North Carolina State, Arkansas, Minnesota, Notre Dame and, since ...

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