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Skip Holtz would 'love' to see ECU in the Big East

Even though it’s far from it, it seems to be a given amongst a lot of observers that the Big East will ultimately be raided by the Big Ten if/when the latter expands.

Whether or not the Big East could survive losing up to three teams is debatable, but, if they were to navigate their way through the carnage and emerge as a viable football entity after the expected purge, they would have some spots in the league to fill.  If it were up to a certain head coach at a current Big East school, he knows exactly how he would fill one of the holes.

South Florida’s Skip Holtz coached East Carolina from 2005-2009 before moving on to the Bulls and the Big East this past offseason, and feels that the current Conference USA school would be a perfect fit for his new league.

I absolutely would love to see ECU in the Big East,” Holtz told the Raleigh News & Observer. “It’d be great for the school, and I think it’d be great for the Big East, too. That’s what I thought there, and it’s what I think here. I’m not changing. I’ll always be a big supporter of that.”

The Pirates have been mentioned in the past few months as a potential part of a reconstituted Big East, so this is not exactly new territory being plowed by Holtz.  But it’s always good for a school such as ECU to have an old friend be so public and vocal in pushing for their inclusion in a BcS conference.

(Tip O’ the Hat: Greg Auman of the St. Petersburg Times.)

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  1. IAmBobbyFierce says: May 8, 2010 7:28 PM

    Holtz built a solid program over in Greenville, and if the new boss can keep the program up to its current standards it would definitely be worthy of inclusion in the Big East. They contend every year in CUSA, and before you mock that conference, lately it has been deeper and more competitive than the Big East

  2. sportsdirecto says: May 8, 2010 8:44 PM

    East Carolina should have been added years ago. They would immediately be one of the best teams in the Big East.

  3. Sean Martin says: May 9, 2010 2:09 AM

    It’s 2:03 AM and I’m drunk and I STILL KNOW that the Big East was more competitive than CUSA last year. The Big Esat actuaylly had the highest average winning percentage amongst the 11 conferences and IND… yes, that includes the sEC. CUSA had one of the lowest average winning percentages, just before the SBC and the MAC. Glad to see you used “the new boss” instead of coach McNeill… you know, the guy who took over for Leacvh. But But atleast you knew they are contending for the title every year… aving won the last two…. their 08 championship being their first since 1976.

  4. Sean Martin says: May 9, 2010 2:11 AM

    PS… just becayse you saw highlights of ecu beating va tech on espn doesnt make them that great of a program… and chris johnson? please. hes a talent, yes, but jerry rice came from …

  5. Cubano says: May 9, 2010 1:07 PM

    Holtz is just a class act all the way around. Not only is he good for The Big East, he’s good for college football.

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