“Nick is now another guy on our staff that has a national championship ring on his finger and has experience at all levels of coaching,” Petrino said in a press release. “He is a great motivator and is a very enthusiastic, high-energy guy that will add a lot of excitement and toughness to our defense moving forward.”
Holt was linebackers coach when USC won the national title in 2003.
Also interesting in the press release is the timeline. Holt’s years at Washington are referenced, but only his time at USC is expounded on. They forgot to mention the Huskies set a school record for points allowed in his final season as the DC.