The NCAA found that Holtz and members of his staff learned of the violations but failed to make appropriate inquiry or to take prompt action finding Holtz's efforts "inadequate. " One of the leading rumors for him leaving is the University "puLou Holtzd" him out because they did not want him to have more wins than Knute Rockne's 105 wins which he probably would have exceeded had he coached one more year. The ceremony took place during the weekend of the Notre Dame/Michigan game almost twenty-two years to the day after Holtz coached his first Notre Dame team against the Wolverines.
He served as the head football coach at The College of William & Mary (1969–1971) North Carolina State University (1972–1975) the University of Arkansas (1977–1983) the University of Minnesota (1984–1985) the University of Notre Dame (1986–1996) and the University of South Carolina (1999–2004) compiling a career record of 249–132–7. Louis Leo "Lou" Holtz (born January 6 1937) is a retired American football coach and active sportscaster author and motivational speaker. Holtz's 1988 Notre Dame team went 12–0 with a victory in the Fiesta Bowl and was the consensus national champion.