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Goodbye, Dr. Lou: Holtz and ESPN Part Ways


ESPN’s Saturday College Football Final will have a new look during the 2015 season.

Analyst Lou Holtz and ESPN have parted ways by a “mutual agreement,”’s Richard Deitsch reported Sunday night. Holtz, the 78-year-old former Notre Dame coach, appeared on much of ESPN’s college football programming, including the Saturday College Football Final and the network’s Thursday night game.

In May, Holtz told that he intended to retire after the 2014 season.

Holtz’s departure is the second from the Saturday night recap show. Host Rece Davis will host College GameDay, replacing Chris Fowler. Mark May is the only remaining member of the three-man team on College Football Final.

Presumably the Dr. Lou segment, the halftime pep talk and Final Courtroom courtroom arguments are gone from ESPN for good.

As a example of what we'll all miss, here’s Holtz going crazy with a cowbell for some reason: