According to media reports out of Greenville Thursday, an emotional Skip Holtz held a private meeting with the Pirates football team to share his decision to accept the South Florida coaching job.
The Daily Reflector also reported that Holtz had tears in his eye as he contended that his decision had nothing to do with what Greenville and ECU either had or didn't have to offer him and his family. But those tears apparently had dried up by the time the private jet carrying him and his family down to Tampa touched down Thursday night.
The St. Petersburg Times posted a video of Holtz stepping off the plane, and you couldn't scrub the smile off the new Bulls coach's face as he addressed a few reporters on the tarmac.
Asked by a TV reporter if accepting the USF job had been a tough decision, Holtz didn't hesitate before answering, "No, very easy decision."