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Holtz undergoes outpatient surgery

8/10/2002

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina football coach Lou Holtz
underwent surgery to clear a blocked tear duct.

After attending an early morning practice Friday, Holtz traveled
to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., for the outpatient
surgery.

Holtz missed the afternoon practice, leaving offensive
coordinator Skip Holtz and defensive coordinator Charlie Strong in
charge. Holtz was back in his office by Friday evening.

It is the second time in the past month Holtz underwent the
procedure. The clogged tear duct has been irritating Holtz's eye,
but he has not had any vision problems, athletics spokesman Kerry
Tharp said.