Holtz did previous analyst stint in '97-98

BRISTOL, Conn. -- Former coach Lou Holtz is joining ESPN as a college football studio analyst.

The 68-year-old Holtz coached the past six years at South Carolina and retired with 249 victories, eighth most in Division I-A.

Holtz will provide studio analysis on ESPNEWS' ADT Coaches Spotlight, the in-season college football news and analysis program featuring weekly coaches' press conferences; ESPN2's College GameDay programs including pregame, halftime and postgame segments; and SportsCenter.

"I'm very excited to be part of the ESPN family. I have been impressed with their entire organization and I am looking forward to working with their talented personnel," Holtz said. "When you think of college football, you think of ESPN."

Holtz also worked as an analyst for CBS in 1997-98 before taking over the South Carolina program.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.