USF athletic director Doug Woolard is standing behind head football coach Skip Holtz despite the recent struggles of the football team. USF has looked particularly bad in Big East play, where it has lost 10 of its last 11 games. Woolard still supports Holtz:
"I know Skip, his staff and the players are working diligently to get that next win, and to find sustained success. Certainly, the results, in terms of wins and losses to date, are disappointing to everyone involved with our program -- the coaches, the players, athletic administration and our passionate fans. Our expectations for this program are very high. I also know this team has a lot of football left to play and great opportunities in front of it. We're only six games into a 12-game regular season."
In June, Woolard extended Holtz's contract through 2017 even though the Bulls were 1-6 in the Big East during the 2011 season.