The Republican National Convention is ongoing in Cleveland, but we stick to the sports page — and specifically the college football subsection of the sports page — here at CollegeFootballTalk dot com. Which, considering the theatrics provided Monday night, was really unfortunate for us.
Until Lou Holtz opened his mouth.
The College Football Hall of Fame coach and former ESPN broadcaster was photographed in Cleveland Monday evening carrying a bag of Crown Royal liquor.
On Tuesday afternoon Holtz provided a quote suggesting that bottle of Crown might not be full anymore.
Holtz, who was raised Roman Catholic, rose to the spotlight by coaching a Roman Catholic university with a French name — University of Notre Dame du Lac translates to “Our Lady of the Lake” — whose football team is nicknamed the Fighting Irish.
There may not be a program in college football who owes more of its success to the support of immigrants than Notre Dame. And Holtz — a successful but not great coach at William & Mary, N.C. State, Arkansas, Minnesota and South Carolina (not to mention one 3-10 season with the New York Jets) — owes his platform, more than a decade removed from his coaching career and knocking on the door of his 80th birthday, to the 11 years he spent and national championship he won at Notre Dame.
His political opinions didn’t stop there.
Unfortunately for us but thankfully for those who know him, Holtz’s quotes stopped there.
And thus, likely, concludes CFT‘s coverage of the Republican National Convention. Unless Holtz has some thoughts on transgender bathroom laws he’d like to unload.