Bet March Madness rumors are circulating that Oregon head coach Ernie Kent will be fired just as soon as Oregon is officially eliminated from March Madness gambling action. Those who bet March Madness recall that Kent has had his share of March Madness gambling success at Oregon as he led the Ducks to a pair of Elite Eight appearances with the March Madness odds in 2002 and 2007.
The Pac-10 has hardly impressed anyone that likes to bet on bet March Madness and faces the distinct possibility of fielding only one team in the “Big Dance” this year. That is one of the big reasons Kent may be out is with such a weak conference field those who bet March Madness feel as if Oregon has failed to take advantage of a great opportunity.
The Ducks were floundering with a bet March Madness record of 12-14 straight up and 8-15 against the spread. They covered just 3 out of 10 games for those who bet March Madness from January 16 through February 20.
With a new Nike funded arena ready to house the Ducks next year, the bet March Madness pressure has only grown on Kent with each loss on the schedule. Still, Kent is hoping to keep his job and have a shot at bet March Madness redemption for next year in the new state of the art facility.
“I love Oregon, I love my school,” said Kent, an OU alumnus. “Look where we’ve taken this program the last 13 years. Now comes the big-time support and a new building, and we can take this to another level. I’m excited as heck. At the end of the day I’ll always be a Duck. I love my school.” Oregon AD Mike Bellotti said, however, that he hasn’t seen as many positives as he had hoped but that he is still evaluating the situation.
Kent has been at OU for 13 years and the Ducks went 8-23 straight up last year, including 2-16 in conference.