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Trump to present Holtz with Presidential Medal of Freedom

Trump to present Holtz with Presidential Medal of Freedom”

The speech prompted University President Fr. John Jenkins to release a statement distancing Notre Dame from Holtz's political views.

The president did not announce a date for the ceremony but said it 'won't be in the too distant future'.

Trump added that he received "letters from every football coach nearly in the nation", including University of Alabama coach Nick Saban, urging the president to give the medal to Holtz, per Yahoo Sports.

"There's a man that's an incredible leader, Lou Holtz". And Joe Biden - he may be a wonderful individual, I hear great things about him - I'm not casting aspersions on his character, his integrity, but I am casting aspersions on his decision'. Nick Saban wrote a letter, Coach O. and Urban Meyer wrote a lovely letter. Not only coaches, people in sports and people in life.

During the briefing, Trump said he received many recommendations on Holtz's behalf and reviewed them thoroughly. "We've analyses it very closely". We've looked at Lou's life and his career, what he's done for charity.

"Lou will be getting the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The football is obvious, he was a great coach, but what he's done beyond even coaching".

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"Lou Holtz is among America's greatest college football coaches, leading Notre Dame to a national championship in 1988".

Holtz spent 34 years coaching both college and professional football teams. He also briefly was the head coach of the New York Jets of the NFL.

Holtz coached the Gamecocks from 1999-2004, going 33-37.

With the Big Ten, Pac-12, MAC and Mountain West postponing their fall seasons due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Holtz boisterously said on a FOX News interview that student-athletes should play, ludicrously comparing them to young soldiers who stormed Normandy in World War II, for some reason.

Among the coaches in Holtz's coaching tree are Meyer, Pete Carroll, Barry Alvarez and Houston Nutt, plus his son, current Louisiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz. In 1988, Holtz led the Fighting Irish to a ideal 12-0 record, culminating in the team winning the National Championship against West Virginia.

After retirement, Holtz worked a commentator for CBS Sports and ESPN, headlining the latter's "College Football Live" until the network let him go in 2015.



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