NCAA, when you’ve lost Lou Holtz…

Company man bites dog.

As for the state of college football, Holtz can only shake his head at coaches like Clemson’s Dabo Swinney making more than $9 million a year or coordinators getting multi-million dollar contracts.

“When I went to the University of Notre Dame they told me the policy was the head coach was not allowed to make more than the president,” Holtz said. “And the president was a priest who took the vow of poverty.”

For the record, Holtz said his salary was $95,000.

“The salaries have escalated and gotten out of hand,” he said. “I can understand why players are upset that they’re not getting part of that money. If you can pay a coach seven or eight million dollars …”

Although it wouldn’t surprise me if his real gripe is that he’s not twenty years younger and coaching today.


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8 responses to “NCAA, when you’ve lost Lou Holtz…

  1. Salty Dawg

    Until he gets his dentures fixed, it’s a wonder anyone can figure out what the hell he says.


  2. dawgfan1995

    It’s a heck of a vow of poverty to have been making over $95,000 in 1986.


  3. Macallanlover

    And former NFL/MLB players can sing the same sad tune. My dime, when I graduated, would buy what my dollar will today in terms of gas, groceries, cars, housing, utilities, etc. Health insurance for my family, regardless of how many kids, was $30 per month. It’s called inflation. Electronics are about the only major bargain I see. Sure, coaching salaries are out of control, imo, but Holtz is hardly the spokesperson for this issue. The millions of dollars he got from ESPN, along with his $25K speaking fees for decades, have to be added to his $95K salary to complete the picture for his story, and then you add the inflation impact. STFU.


  4. PDawg30577

    I wonder if those videos he and Mark May put on YouTube right after they both got unceremoniously shitcanned from ESPN have cracked the 3,000-views threshold yet.


  5. Whiskeydawg

    You know when I was a kid I remember when you could put a nickel in one of those small Coke machines and get a 6 oz Coke. Have you seen these big gulp things? Soda consumption has just gotten out of hand.