Ol’ “Skip to my Lou” may have found another career.

Tue, Aug 4, 2009



Lou Holtz , the father of our beloved ECU head football coach, has met with top Republicans in Washington, D.C. and is supposedly considering a run for Congress in Central Florida.  The 72-year-old Hall of Fame coach (inducted in 2008) and current ESPN analyst is interested in challenging first-term U.S. Rep. Suzanne Kosmas, D-New Smyrna Beach for the seat according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Lou Holtz currently lives in Central Florida near Lake Nona. He has shown a lot of support for the GOP in the past including one of his infamous pep talks to the GOP (which lasted for an hour and I wish I could find a video of it). Lou has never run for a political office before but he has a strong presence and will be considered a threat to the rest of the candidates. And who knows, maybe if Lou works his way up the political ladder, Skip can talk him into pulling some strings for the Pirates in this BCS fiasco.

Ol’ Lou would face off against a crowded field, “which includes two state legislators and a Winter Park city commissioner.” The big thing in Lou’s favor is his celebrity appeal and the fact he is the father to the head football coach at ECU (yes, ECU is the reason Lou is famous).  However, knowing how hardcore politics can be, you can be rest assured that his opponents will pull out every stop possible to defeat him which without a doubt will include some of his greatest quotes. Thanks to Bleacher Report, we have the top 15 Lou quotes of all time, including my personal favorite, “they say a tie is like kissing your sister. I guess that is better than kissing your brother.”

Check out one of Lou’s segments on ESPN called ‘Dr. Lou’. It is sure to make you laugh:

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  1. ghostlikeswayze Says:

    Gotta love ol’ Skip to my Lou. Great guy and I hope people will take him seriously when running for Congress. I think the only Lou Holtz that we are used to these days is the jovial, goofy ESPN analyst who seems like he is a little off his rocker. He sticks his foot in his mouth on many occasions but I think he would do a great job taking over Mel Martinez’ spot. If we look at his track record (minus his stint in the NFL with the Jets), he is notorious for taking a bad situation and turning it good. I think that he would be beneficial to Florida and our country if he were to take a seat in Congress…and hopefully, like Captain Obvious said, he will handle this situation with the BCS.

  2. Dan Says:

    “Well, I did graduate in the lower half of my high school class and it was a pretty stupid class overall.” Best Holtz quote of all time.