Legendary college football coach Lou Holtz has confirmed he has tested positive for COVID-19.
Holtz, 83, told ABC Columbia on Thursday that he is recovering from the virus. “I don’t have a lot of energy right now,” said Holtz, who’s best known for his 11-year tenure at Notre Dame that included a Fiesta Bowl win and a national championship in the 1988 season.
Since his retirement from coaching in 2004, Holtz has worked as an analyst for ESPN and has made numerous public appearances supporting President Donald Trump.
Over the summer, when the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences announced they were postponing their college football schedules because of the coronavirus pandemic, Holtz strongly objected, comparing players to American soldiers in World War II.
“Let’s move on with our life,” Holtz said on Fox News. “When they stormed Normandy, they knew there were going to be casualties and there would be risks.”