East Carolina coach Skip Holtz is the leading candidate to replace Jim Leavitt at South Florida, according to the St. Pete Times. If you're wondering if ECU to USF is a lateral move, the answer is "no," but that's certainly no slight to ECU. USF sits in the middle of the Sunshine State recruiting buffet, plays in a BCS conference, and when successful has the potential for far more lucrative and visible bowl tie-ins than ECU. (Yes, they went to the International Bowl this year, but the Orange is waiting in a championship year.)â†µ
Additionally, Skip Holtz will be able to enjoy all the perks of living in the Tampa Bay area. Yup. Those perks, like...like getting paid more to do his job at USF than at East Carolina. Oooh! And the Dali Museum! If Skip Holtz were a 15 year old who liked to drop acid and stare at paintings, that would totally be a perk of the job. Skip Holtz, for the record, is a clean-living 45 year old man. His father, on the other hand, might be down for some consciousness-expanding fun if his work on ESPN is any indication.