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Lou Holtz Will Receive Presidential Medal Of Freedom From Donald Trump
Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
The White House has announced that 83-year-old former college football coach Lou Holtz will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday...
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The award is recognized as the "Nation's highest civilian honor," according to the White House ... usually given to someone who has "made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public endeavors."

So, why Lou? Here's what Trump's team is saying ...

"America recognizes Lou Holtz as one of the greatest football coaches of all time for his unmatched accomplishments on the gridiron, but he is also a philanthropist, author and true American patriot."
His career record as a college football coach is 249-132-7 -- with 22 bowl appearances (he won 12 of them).
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TigerTail343 months
Umm.. What great feat did he do? He did get fired that time from Arkansas for endorsing that racist senator from North Carolina. He also made racist comments at the RNC this year so is that why MAGA is giving him a medal? Participation trophy culture.
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SomeLSUguy43 months
Go find the "Do Right" speech... and apply it to your life. I assure you, this is no participation trophy. The man can give a speech that will motivate you to be better.
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TigerTail343 months
I think he caught Covid at the White House during this pic.
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rar43 months
So we were founded on racist principles..so the founders were racist...so we are a racist nation...so all whites are racists...so you filter everything thru one lens...and you are one dimensional. Enough of your racist bullsht.
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LC41200043 months
It is well deserved by Coach Holtz
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Diseasefreeforall43 months
Mark May should get a medal for all of the saliva bombs he took from Lou spitting out his words over the years.
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RileyTime43 months
So this medal means nothing. Got it
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Twenty 4943 months
Other recipients include Bear Bryant, Ellen Degeneres, Elvis, Babe Ruth, Michael Jordan, Arnold Palmer, Harvey Milk, Rush Limbaugh, Tiger Woods, Tom Hanks, and Bill Cosby. Get famous, get a medal.
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DrSteveBrule43 months
It's the equivalent of being Knighted in the UK. He's a better man than many of the people that have gotten it lately.
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SUB43 months
"Shthank you Mishter Preshidenth."
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JohnnyU43 months
That makes no fricking sense. He’s a fricking drunk. Great coach? The fool thought the “Veer” could work in the NFL.
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NYCAuburn43 months
he left every team he coached under some sort of ncaa punishment.
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SomeLSUguy43 months
I read the quote as this isn't for what he did as a coach... Trump is just pointing out that many only know him for what he did on the gridiron, but he has done much more.
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HalfCocked43 months
What in the actual frick? And I'm a conservative.
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