Tampa, FL (AP) - South Florida's Skip Holtz once coached at
Connecticut, sharing a vision of the then-upstart Huskies
eventually competing for bowl bids and prospering on college
football's highest level.
He's followed the program from afar over the past dozen years,
admiring the accomplishments of his successor, Randy Edsall. He
would be ecstatic about UConn being in position to earn its first
Bowl Championship Series berth if USF wasn't the opponent standing
in the way on Saturday night.
Connecticut (7-4, 4-2) and South Florida (7-4, 3-3) are among
five teams remaining in contention for at least a share of the Big
East championship on the final day of the regular season.
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