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Skip Holtz happy for ECU, but the 'Florida film kept catching my attention'

On Monday's Big East teleconference, Skip Holtz said he watched parts of East Carolina's win on Sunday, but joked that the Gators' film somehow kept his attention.

Holtz said, “I had the opportunity to watch a little bit of it. My son was texting me some score updates. I didn’t get a chance to see it all, but I was fortunate enough to watch the final drive. The Florida film kept catching my attention (laughs), so it made it hard to watch the entire game.” 

“Really proud for those players, for Coach McNeill, who has done a really great job going in there. Anytime you leave a place you want to see those players be successful. I thought it was a great with. The stadium looks great with the addition that Terry Holland has built into that program. I have a lot of very fond memories and an awful lot of respect for East Carolina. I enjoyed my time there.” 

(on playing Florida this weekend) “It’s been something that’s been talked about ever since I came here. That’s where we aspire to be. As a young program, we’re not there yet. There are geographical implications as well. There’s relationships between the two. I sure there is text messages flying back and forth between Gainesville and Tampa this week.” 

South Florida defeated Stony Brook 59-14 this past weekend. The Bulls travel to Gainesville on Saturday for an 12:21 EST kick-off.