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CFB World Reacts To Surprising Skip Holtz News

Skip Holtz speaks with Gus Malzahn.

AUBURN, AL - SEPTEMBER 27: Head Coach Skip Holtz of the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (L) meets with head coach Gus Malzahn of the Auburn Tigers at midfield after Auburn defeated Louisiana Tech 45-17 at Jordan Hare Stadium on September 27, 2014, in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are parting ways with head coach Skip Holtz.

Louisiana Tech announced the decision on Friday afternoon, just a day after Thanksgiving. Talk about a tough blow.

"Skip and I talked and agreed it was time for a change for both parties," said Louisiana Tech athletic director Eric Wood, via the team's website. "Louisiana Tech owes Skip a debt of gratitude for his loyalty and dedication to our football student-athletes, our University, and our community over the past decade.

"He has been able to accomplish some things that weren't previously done here on a consistent basis prior to his arrival. We continue to be committed to winning conference championships, and that expectation is stronger than ever."

This is a pretty stunning development.

Skip Holtz led Louisiana Tech to seven straight bowl-game appearances prior to this season. The Bulldogs were 6-1 in those games.

Holtz also had opportunities to jump to bigger and better college football programs over the years. He turned down those opportunities to stay put at Louisiana Tech.

Do the Bulldogs really believe they'll do better than Holtz? We're skeptical.

"Thanks for all you’ve done for these guys at La Tech," one fan said. "A true fan knows you’re guiding these kids to be men of character not super stars. Wishing you the best, Coach."

"This continues a very disturbing trend in college football of firing successful coaches because of a bad year or two," another commented. "Coaches are no longer being allowed to rebuild after a tough year or losing assistants due to success. This model of CFB is awful."

Louisiana Tech's decision is unfortunately a trend within the college football world, and it's unsustainable.

Luckily, Skip Holtz should have plenty of opportunities here in the coming months.