Say What You Want About Lou Holtz, The Guy Knows His Football

Thursday, November 08, 2007

I was actually blown away by this call from Lou Holtz during last night's Akron-Ohio game on ESPN 2, and I think Rece Davis was too. The game was crazy throughout, but Ohio had just recovered a fumble on the first play from scrimmage, and converted it into a FG.

The Bobcats were kicking off and all of a sudden Lou turns into Kreskin....



Where was the "Pep Talk" for the Bobcats last night Lou? You could have helped them out!

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 10:49 AM

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He also had a gem out of left field:

"Mark, even though you were an offensive lineman, you are a brilliant person."

(10 seconds of dead silence)

Rece talks about the play that just happened.

GMoney said...
Nov 8, 2007, 1:09:00 PM  

I think we all know he has got great football knowledge. It's just he is terrible in studio or in the booth.

Brett said...
Nov 8, 2007, 5:51:00 PM  

I have to call BS on Lou, he just said in the studio that no defensive player has ever won the Heisman...I remember a certain Charles Woodson won it in 1997.

Matthew said...
Nov 8, 2007, 7:39:00 PM  

He won that mostly off his kick/punt returns though.

Anonymous said...
Nov 8, 2007, 9:53:00 PM  

Thats not the point, his starting position was CB...so factually he is wrong. He just wont give any credit to UM.

Matthew said...
Nov 9, 2007, 10:59:00 AM  

Thought he said that no purely defensive player won the Heisman. Didn't Woodson run some offensive plays? Oh and he certainly did special teams.

Anonymous said...
Nov 9, 2007, 2:25:00 PM  

Woodson was an every down CB, the best player on a great defense, most of the big ten including Penn State and Ohio State (both top 10 teams), wouldn't even throw at him.

He returned punts all the time, sometimes returned kick offs he was used maybe 5-6 plays on offense.

He caught a touchdown, returned touchdowns off of punts, kick offs and interceptions. They tried to have him throw a touchdown as well, but the guy didn't get in the endzone. He may have had a rushing td off a reverse as well.

BUT, he was primarily a defensive player. Great athlete could do it all in college, but first and foremost a defensive player.

Gorilla said...
Nov 9, 2007, 3:40:00 PM  

"He caught a touchdown, returned touchdowns off of punts, kick offs and interceptions. They tried to have him throw a touchdown as well, but the guy didn't get in the endzone. He may have had a rushing td off a reverse as well.
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so, u confirm what Lou said. "PURELY" defensive player. Which, Woodson wasn't.

Frank Leahy said...
Nov 9, 2007, 4:02:00 PM  

Well, we cleared that up.

Vince said...
Nov 9, 2007, 4:30:00 PM  

He may have been thinking it, but he never said "purely". Otherwise I would have never made my post. One thing that I think we can agree on is (although smart) he is touch to watch in the booth or in studio. If you can watch the pep talk from start to finish without changing channels, you're a better man than me.

Matthew said...
Nov 9, 2007, 7:58:00 PM  

Let it go people

Anonymous said...
Nov 10, 2007, 9:12:00 AM  

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