Team preview: Idaho
Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2004-05 college football season, exclusively on Insider.
That place was USC and that coach was Trojans' head coach Pete Carroll.
As linebackers coach at USC the last three years, Holt played a key role in the Trojans' success. They are 23-3 over the last two seasons, with two Pac-10 titles, a national title, two BCS bowl wins and a Heisman Trophy winner.
Still, Holt couldn't say no when the University of Idaho came calling. He was hired on Dec. 8 as the 31st head football coach for the Vandals, replacing Tom Cable.