Wow...I'm kind of shocked by this. And that's saying something, with the clown-car FO we've got.
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/dcsportsbog/2009/12/lou_holtz_was_a_skins_coaching.html"Listen, I talked to Dan Snyder about that job once before," Lou Holtz told Mike Wise this week, when Wise jokingly asked him whether he'd agree to coach the Redskins next season. "It was never offered to me. We were involved in a bowl game, said we could not talk until after the bowl game. By that time they had made another decision. That was several years ago when I was at South Carolina, but it was never offered to me."
This was news to me. Not, however, to loyal Washington Post readers. The year was 2000. Holtz had just transformed a terrible South Carolina team into an 8-4 squad that would upset Ohio State in the Outback Bowl. Terry Robiskie was the Redskins' interim head coach and supposedly a candidate for the real job. And the other candidates included every big name in the country: Bill Parcells, Steve Spurrier, Bill Snyder, Terry Donahue, Tyrone Willingham, Frank Beamer, Butch Davis, Mack Brown, Barry Alvarez, Gary Kubiak and yes, Lou Holtz, the man whose one NFL season had led to a 3-10 mark with the Jets.
"I have not talked with anyone with the Redskins, and I do not intend to," Holtz told reporters that winter, which would now appear to be false.