"We were deeply saddened," Louisiana Tech President Dan Reneau said. "Tyrone was not only a valuable member of our football program, but much more importantly, he was a valued member of the Tech Family. This is a painful loss for our campus community and our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family."
"I am extremely excited about the opportunity to have a coach of the caliber and experience of Skip Holtz leading our football program into the future," Louisiana Tech President Dan Reneau said. "The success he has had throughout his career as a head coach is solid and will offer a unique opportunity for our student-athletes to learn from one of the best."