Lou Holtz tests positive for COVID-19
Legendary college football coach Lou Holtz told ABC Columbia Thursday he tested positive for COVID-19.
The 83-year-old Holtz, who coached South Carolina football for six seasons, is currently recovering from the virus.
“I don’t have a lot of energy right now,” Holtz said Thursday.
Holtz took over South Carolina in 1999 and went 0-11 in his first season, but then led the Gamecocks to an 8-4 season with a win over Ohio State in the Outback Bowl. Then in 2001, USC went 9-3 and agains beat Ohio State in the Outback Bowl. That was the first time South Carolina had ever played in back-to-back New Year’s Day games.
He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Donald Trump earlier this year.