Given the path of Lou Holtz's coaching career — six college stops in 35 years — this was bound to happen. Look at N.C. State's first two games: Holtz coached all three teams — William & Mary from 1969-71, N.C. State from 1972-75 and South Carolina from 1999-2004.
If you expand the Holtz umbrella to his son, Skip, you have a certified Holtz Invitational this season in the Triangle.
Besides, South Carolina and William & Mary, N.C. State plays Skip's ECU team on Sept. 20.
Even UNC gets in the act. The Tar Heels host UConn, Skip's team from 1994-98, on Oct. 4 and Notre Dame, Lou's team from 1986-96, on Oct. 11.
Sadly, Minnesota and Arkansas, Lou's other two college teams, don't play each other.