LOU HOLTZ

Game 312 | January 12, 1984 | Lou Holtz
He amazed the audience with his magic tricks, but the biggest trick of all was rebuilding interest in Gopher football. The team he inherited from Joe Salem went 4-7 in 1984, but attendance surged. The 1985 team finished 7-5, sending the Gophers to post-season play for the fJrSt time since 1977. Holtz resigned at the end of the regular season to become the coach at Notre Dame but the Gophers sold more than 55,000 season tickets for the next season.



Game 516 | August 14, 1997 | Lou Holtz
After his two-year stint as football coach of the Minnesota Gophers, Holtz spent the next 11 years as the head coach at Notre Dame. Between 1988 and 1993, Holtz's Notre Dame teams posted a 64-9-1 record including the 1989 National Championship. His sudden departure from Notre Dame sparked rumors that several members of the Vikings Board of Directors were interested in having Holtz replace Denny Green as Vikings coach. He accepted the head coaching job at South Carolina in 1999 and remained there until retiring after the 2004 season.


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