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Louisiana Tech, football coach Skip Holtz to part ways after regular-season finale vs. Rice

Louisiana Tech and head football coach Skip Holtz have agreed to part ways, the school announced Friday.

Holtz, 57, will coach his final game with the Bulldogs on Saturday against Rice.

"Skip and I talked and agreed it was time for a change for both parties," Eric Wood, vice president and director of athletics, said in a statement Friday. "Louisiana Tech owes Skip a debt of gratitude for his loyalty and dedication to our football student-athletes, our University, and our community over the past decade."

Said Holtz: "This is the right time for me to evaluate a new start in my career.