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In this screenshot from the RNC's livestream of the 2020 Republican...

In this screenshot from the RNC's livestream of the 2020 Republican National Convention, Former South Carolina Gamecocks football coach Lou Holtz addresses the virtual convention on August 26, 2020.... Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Legendary football coach Lou Holtz is set to receive the highest civilian honor today at the White House.  President Donald Trump will award Holtz the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a private ceremony in the Oval Office.

Holtz had a storied 34-year coaching career that included winning the 1988 national title at the University of Notre Dame.

Holtz has been an outspoken backer of the president and spoke at this year’s Republican National Convention.

Holtz had an impressive 249-132-7 record over a career that also included head coaching jobs at six colleges, including the University of South Carolina from 1999-2004.