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Famed college football coach Lou Holtz is backing Donald Trump for president

"There are nothing but winners in Indiana," Holt said in a video

CNN  — 

Former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz has pledged his support for Donald Trump, the Republican front-runner announced Monday, giving the real estate mogul the endorsement of another prominent sports figure in Indiana.

Using Twitter, Trump said he was, “honored to have received the endorsement of Lou Holtz - a great guy!”

The tweet, which comes one day before Indianans go to the polls in a crucial primary contest, included a video of Holtz, where he said, he “wholeheartedly” endorses Trump.

“There are nothing but winners in Indiana,” Holt said in the video. “The main reason I’m endorsing him: I have played his golf course and stayed in his hotel. He does nothing but go first class on everything. He wants his country to be first class as well.”

In Indiana, it’s the second such endorsement from a key sports figure in the state, the first one coming from Bobby Knight, the former Indiana University basketball coach.