Former College Football coach Lou Holtz has tested positive for the coronavirus

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Long-time College Football coach Lou Holtz has the coronavirus. He confirmed to WOLO-TV that he had tested positive for the infectious virus.

“I don’t have a lot of energy right now,” Holtz said to the TV station.

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It’s not clear how long Holtz has been dealing with the virus. However, at 83-years-old, he was at a higher risk to getting it compared to the younger generation.

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He coached in College Football from 1960 through the 2004 season. After coaching from 1960 through the 1996 season, Holtz took some time off away from the game.

He then returned to the sidelines with the South Carolina Gamecocks in 1999. Holtz departed the school at the end of the 2004 season when he guided the team to a 6-5 record.

As a College Football head coach, he is 249-132-7. Holtz guided won two National Championships.

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He also had a short-lived tenure with the New York Jets in 1976 when he guided the team to a 3-10 record, before resigning with one game left in the season to accept a job with the Arkansas Razorbacks.

He guided the Razorbacks to the National Championship in 1977. Then, 11-years-later, Holtz guided the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to the Championship in 1988.

Earlier this year, Holtz received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Donald J. Trump. He also campaigned for Trump in his re-election bid for the 2020 election that 74-million people feel like the election was rigged for former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Holtz was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008.

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