Gambling sports news from So-Cal has seen powerful USC lose coach Pete Carroll to Seattle of the NFL after a tough 2009 online sports gambling season. Not only did the USC Trojans finish the 2009 gambling sports season with 4 online sports gambling losses and a 5th place finish in the Pac-10 standings, the Trojans also were under fire for possible scandals with the NCAA that could have potentially damaged them for the 2010 sports gambling online season.
In addition the Trojans made a rather bizarre hiring to replace Carroll as they chose their former assistant, Lane Kiffin, who bailed out on Tennessee after just one year on the job. Kiffin had his own share of gambling sports issues and recruiting violations while at UT and he is unproven as a head coach.
All of this leads to the potential gambling sports uprising at UCLA where the Bruins have shown steady progress under coach Rick Neuheisel after two seasons. UCLA finished the 2009 gambling sports season with a record of 7-6 both straight up and against the spread.
The Bruins closed the gambling sports season in strong fashion, however, with 4 wins in their final 5 games including a 30-21 bowl win over Temple as 4-point chalks.
When Neuheisel took the UCLA job prior to the 2007 gambling sports season UCLA took out a full page ad in the Los Angeles Times which said, “The football monopoly in Los Angeles is officially over.” While it has taken two years that gambling sports pledge looks more likely than ever to come to fruition.
Neuheisel has been able to gain recruiting inroads in the LA area and now doesn’t have to fight against the charismatic Carroll, who was an ace recruiter. “We have to seize the opportunity,” said Neuheisel.
UCLA has already scored a huge coup over USC in being able to keep offensive coordinator Norm Chow, who was courted by Kiffin when he got the USC job. The excitement is building on Westwood.