News Release | Center for 1776

The Lou Holtz Show Premiers Exclusive Interview with March Madness Host Rece Davis

March 27, 2024

ORLANDO, FL – Tomorrow, Hall of Fame college football Coach Lou Holtz will release the second episode of his new podcast, The Lou Holtz Show, featuring ESPN game day sports host Rece Davis. Davis anchors SportsCenter and serves as host of various other programs on the network, including College GameDay’s football roadshow and basketball show. Davis is currently covering the March Madness college basketball tournament. He joined the show, produced by the America First Policy Institute, where Holtz serves as the Chair of the Center for 1776, to discuss the March Madness tournament and what he’s learned in his extensive career in the sports world.

New episodes will be released every other week. Each episode of The Lou Holtz Show will feature a unique guest who has had a remarkable influence on American sports and culture. Upcoming guests include Heisman Trophy winner and NFL Hall of Famer Tim Brown, U.S. Senator and former Auburn football Coach Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), commentator and former NFL and college coach Urban Meyer, and LIV golfer and Majesticks GC Co-Captain Ian Poulter. Holtz, one of the most successful college football coaches of all time, has always said the culture of a country determines whether it’s great or not.

“When you understand I’m in this bad situation because of the choices I make, I can change that by changing the choices I make… The greatest power we have is the power to choose. Start making better choices because wherever you are, good or bad, it’s because of the choices you make,” Holtz said. “I think that everybody needs four things in life: Everybody needs something to do regardless of age. Everybody needs someone to love. Everybody needs something to hope for, and, of course, everybody needs someone to believe in.”

Holtz had an extensive career as a football coach for several universities, including coaching Notre Dame to the 1988 National Championship. He also coached the New York Jets in the NFL. After retiring from coaching, Holtz worked as a college football studio analyst on ESPN and was on SiriusXM Radio as a co-host for two sports programs. He founded the Holtz Charitable Foundation in 1996 to provide scholarships to trade schools and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his contributions to society by President Donald J. Trump in 2020. Holtz is the father of four children and grandparent to nine children. He resides in Orlando, Florida.

Holtz brings his experience on and off the field to the new podcast, which, in his own words, is meant to inspire people to do the right thing. The Lou Holtz Show will be available wherever you listen to podcasts.

To learn more about The Lou Holtz Show, click here.

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