(when formally announced his retirement as head football coach at the University of South Carolina in 2004)
Lou: I'm thankful for the opportunity. I have been truly blessed to be around our coaches and our players. I don't know where I'm going to go, I don't know what I'm going to do. I have faith in the Lord to let him lead me. As long as my family's with me, everything else will be okay. But I do feel confident leaving here that the football program is on a firm foundation.