Holtz returns to South Bend with South Florida



SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Skip Holtz will see a stadium that has been expanded by 21,000 seats since his last visit to Notre Dame 15 years ago.

That chilly day in 1996 was a celebration of sorts, watching his dad Lou coach his final home game for the Irish. It wrapped up one of the most successful tenures in the school’s long history, including Notre Dame’s last national title in 1988.

Now Skip Holtz will stand on the sideline Saturday and try to beat Notre Dame, the place where he earned his degree and once played for and coached under his dad.

He’ll be bringing South Florida to South Bend and looking for a program-turning victory.