If Holtz did turn down the job that would be twice in two years that Skip turned down Cincinnati. Skip also turned down Syracuse last year. All together that’s three BCS Big East job opportunities Skip apparently has said no to. This year he is not alone, Houston football coach Kevin Sumlina, a fellow C-USA non-BCS member also declined an interview after speaking with UC representatives. Now who knows what really goes down with these “talks” with representatives. As far as we know it’s all a dog and pony show coupled with smoke and mirrors and maybe Cincy had their man all along, only time will tell. I do know this, Central Michigan fan wants Cincinnati on the schedule pronto, that or Cincy’s AD in a back ally somewhere. That’s twice in as many years Cincinnati snatched a very good Central Michigan coach. Central Michigan is not a better job than Cincy but arrrrrhggguably the Pirate job is.
Now that the coaching carousel has come to a screeching halt its time to get down to business. Starting Thursday the Pirate players continue preparations for the Liberty Bowl against SEC foe Arkansas. That will begin the first of five consecutive practices before the Christmas break and more importantly the first of five led by their 2010 head football coach, same as the old boss… Skip Holtz. Yo Ho-Ho-Ho, Merry Christmas Pirate fans!