Yeah, It Might Be High Time To Put Lou Holtz Out To Pasture

Lou Holtz, God love him, is sadly beginning to display troubling signs of senility. In fact, the presumed debilitating condition afflicting Holtz may be finally taking its toll on the 73-year-old member of college football royalty, ravaging the ESPN analyst’s ability to clearly understand what in the hell is going on around him and subsequently be able to speak coherently and lucidly on any given subject. Well, allow me to rephrase that, Coach Lou – in particular what he had to say recently to the Chicago Tribune regarding the likelihood of Notre Dame returning to college football prominence and why Notre Dame’s football program may “have more going for them than they ever have,” appears to be even more disconnected from reality than what we have come to expect from the old coot. To wit (via Chicago Breaking Sports):

(please put on metaphorical internet face spit shield helmets now)

“There is absolutely no reason whatsoever that they can’t be even more dominant than they’ve ever been,” Holtz told the Tribune on Wednesday. “It’s a beautiful campus. They now allow the (recruits) to visit in the spring, not in January and December when we (coached at Notre Dame). You have got a football facility… unbelievable practice areas. You have as nice of facilities as anybody in America. You’ve got a great academic institution. And the (football) schedule is much more conducive to winning than it has been. You’ve got a beautiful stadium. You’ve got the NBC contract….

“You tell me, and I mean this sincerely… because I’m not the brightest guy in the world… but what in the world would you want in order to build a national power that Notre Dame does not have?….My goodness gracious, I think they have more going for them than they ever have.”

My goodness gracious, indeed, Coach Holtz. What is going on in that little old head of yours? Granted, Notre Dame has incredible facilities, a rich history and is a top notch academic institution…but it always has had those things going for it. But in spite of all these wonderful aspects, nothing has helped change the sad state of Fighting Irish football over the past decade. All I can surmise from Holtz’s meandering, nonsensical thoughts above is that the sky in his world is most certainly Madonna Blue and Papal Gold. Come back to reality, Lou. We are all deeply concerned about you and where this is headed.

Holtz: Irish ‘have more going for them than ever’ [Chicago Breaking Sports]

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  1. spike

    November 11, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    easier schedule and spring trips
    that sums it up alright

  2. Corey

    November 11, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Try getting Lou to say the word “disillusioned”. Just saying…. I love his spirit, but you are right, half of his brain is rotten at this point.

  3. Jimbo

    November 11, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    There’s always some young punk, in this case Weed, who believes they are smarter than the old folks.

    Show a little respect. Lou is still smarter than you’ll ever be.

  4. Larry Brown

    November 11, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    I think he’s right on all accounts, they just haven’t had a good coach there. And it’s not as if they don’t have the tradition and brand recognition either. Get a Pete Carroll type in there and they could be back.

    • Pete Carroll

      November 12, 2010 at 9:52 am

      you mean a cheating coach with little or no respect for the rules or his players – yeah that’s the ticket – hey maybe Belicheck is tired of cheating at the pro level and wants to move down to where the cheating isn’t as well developed – who knows carroll will probably be available soon if his pro teams keep getting blown out losing honorably is almost always better than cheating to win but honor doesn’t seem to count fr much these days

  5. EchoEv1

    November 12, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    I think Lou Holtz has a valid lucid point. I believe you are an idiot! All he said is correct. Maybe the only thing keeping Notre Dame from rising is its management, personell, coaches. We’ll see what happens. Things go around and come around.

  6. JDawg

    November 13, 2010 at 7:05 am

    Maybe it’s time old Dr. Lou went and saw a doctor

  7. David

    November 13, 2010 at 7:25 am

    Face it Weed… The only reason you would ‘put-down’ Coach Holtz is because you are jealous. Try to work on looking for something positive to say and I promise you’ll do something you’ve never done before… succeed.

  8. SonicTodd

    November 13, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    I was not a huge Lou fan when he coached Notre Dame. I like his take on games and analysis. So what if the coach suffers a little “Be true to your school” optimism.
    Tony Dungy said the Seahawks were the best team in the NFC this year. I live in Seattle and would love nothing more than that to be true, but come on…..
    Thats crazy talk.

  9. gordon

    November 14, 2010 at 1:49 am

    Lou is so much smarter than anyone else there he could suffer some dementia and still come out ahead, esp that idiot Mark May.

  10. The Todd Father

    November 14, 2010 at 11:45 am

    Hey scumbag- you’re right about one thing, coach Lou is royalty and he will be remember long after your rotten ass is dead and gone! If you know any thing about Lou he’s very intelligent and for 73 not bad – go to a retirement home and see what kind of intellectual conversations you can hold. Lastly Holtz would kick your puny can even at 73!

    • Lou Holtz's false teeth

      November 16, 2010 at 4:00 pm

      He is a turd, plain and simple and he would crap on you in a second!

      Lou is a small man with a large ego and trust me he is not nice!

  11. scrappydawg

    November 14, 2010 at 11:49 am

    I know nothing about the idiot that wroye this article and foe that I consider myself fortunate. Talk about a complete lack of respect and professionalism! Even though this clown made some valid points in the article he purposely felt he needed to embarrass LH in the process and try to get a few laughs. Even at his worst LH will have accomplished much more than this weed peice of sh*t will have done his entire worthless, pathetic life.

  12. Don

    November 15, 2010 at 8:56 am

    We call him “Homer” at my house and laugh every time we see him on the tube – never makes any sense – ask Mark May – always rooting for the teams he coached (about 27 teams I think) – and never held accountable by anybody including him self – Hope I am as “tolerated” for my dumbass comments when I am as old as he is – he’s only there for comic content I guess

  13. Football Knowledge

    November 15, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Most of you probably don’t know anything about this great man and coach, and to ridicule him like this article does is shameful. This man had the integrity to suspend his star runningback while at the University of Arkansas for something he did that took his team completely off the Vegas boards because it was such a lock for the other team in the Orange Bow, l and how many of you can remember what the results of that game was? That’s what I though. This man is getting older but he knows football and character better than any so called “sports writers” in the business today!
    You go LOU!
    To hell with the rest of em!

    • Lou Holtz's false teeth

      November 16, 2010 at 3:59 pm

      Sorry to burst your bubble but Lou is a turd, I saw him berate a rental car clerk at the Hartford Airport over a trival thing!

      He has no character, he is a little man with a large ego who would crap on you in a second!

  14. Lou Holtz's false teeth!

    November 16, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    I always thought his speach was slurred and he rambled on because he didn’t use enough fixodent !

    You know what they say, the mind is the second thing to go!

  15. Justin

    November 18, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    How can you say that Dr. Lou is losing his mind when all the facts he stated were true? All the things he listed about Notre Dame %100 correct. Since he did coach at ND he is a little bias and loves that school, but to say that he is really losing his mind is a bit overboard.

  16. 4hrsmannrock

    March 24, 2011 at 12:08 am

    Lou Holtz is a class act that will should be in the College Hall of Fame. Anyone who disagrees is simply put stupid. The Irish are definitely on the rise 8 n 5 and should have been better if not for the ref job in the Michigan State game. They return many starters and had a robust recruiting year. 2011 will prove Lou still has the intelligence to see a winner

  17. Teamwork

    October 27, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Yep. He was way off. Notre Dame totally sucks now.

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