ESPN College GameDay is going to have a new look in 2015.
According to a report from Richard Deitsch of SI.com, ESPN and long-time college football analyst/former head coach Lou Holtz have agreed to part ways.
“Lou brought a champion’s perspective and a legacy of accomplishment to our coverage along with his distinctive style and humor,” an ESPN spokesperson said in an email statement to Deitsch. “We appreciate his contributions and wish him all the best in the future.”
Holtz had previously discussed the possibility of 2014 being his last season with the Worldwide Leader.
During his career as an analyst which began in 2004, Holtz made numerous appearances on-air for ESPN’s college football programming. Now, they will have a very big void to fill.
As a coach, Holtz, 78, led the North Carolina State, Arkansas, Minnesota, Notre Dame and South Carolina football teams. Holtz finished his college coaching career with a 249–132–7 record. Holtz also had a brief stint as the head coach of the NFL’s New York Jets. However, with one game to go in the season, Holtz resigned with a 3–10 record.
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