There was lots of national attention surrounding Carolina’s annual Media Day, as it was the first for legendary Lou Holtz as coach at Carolina.
Holtz met with members of the press to discuss his first season upcoming as a Gamecock. Holtz had sent shockwaves through the college football world when he accepted the position as Gamecock Head Coach replacing Brad Scott after the 1998 season.
Commenting on the enormous attention he was receiving, Holtz said, “If we’re successful, I’ll become an old story. You’re writing about me because there’s nothing else to write about right now.” Indeed, there would be lots to write about in the coming years of the Holtz tenure, both good and bad.