Louis Leo “Lou” Holtz (born January 6, 1937) is a current college football analyst for ESPN as well as a former football coach. He served as the head football coach at The College of William & Mary (1969–1971), North Carolina State University (1972–1975), the University of Arkansas (1977–1983), the University of Minnesota (1984–1985), the University of Notre Dame (1986–1996), and the University of South Carolina (1999–2004), compiling a career record of 249–132–7. Holtz’s 1988 Notre Dame team went 12–0 with a victory in the Fiesta Bowl and was the consensus national champion. Holtz is the only college football coach to lead six different programs to bowl games and the only coach to guide four different programs to the final top 20 rankings. Holtz also coached the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL) during the 1976 season.
“Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” Lou Holtz
“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” Lou Holtz
“Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity.” Lou Holtz
“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” Lou Holtz
“I follow three rules: Do the right thing, do the best you can, and always show people you care.” Lou Holtz
“When people need love and understanding and support the most is when they deserve it the least.” Lou Holtz