On line sports gambling anticipation continues to grow for the 2010 season as new head coach Brian Kelly arrives after a highly successful sports gambling stint at Cincinnati. Kelly worked on line sports gambling wonders while with the Bearcats and won back-to-back Big East titles while there.
Cincinnati was in the national championship race last year as they finished the regular season undefeated before Kelly bolted for Notre Dame, abandoning the Bearcats for their Sugar Bowl game against Florida, which they lost handily.
Despite the ugly separation from Cincinnati, Kelly enters his Notre Dame gig with unbounded respect from sportsgambling handicappers who are thinking that Notre Dame may be a top shelf board value after underachieving with previous head coach Charlie Weiss.
Notre Dame finished 2009 with an on line sports gambling record of 6-6 straight up and 4-8 against the spread. Their last big season was in 2006 when they went 10-3 straight up and made a BCS bowl.
Irish Nation has become frustrated with mediocrity and believes that Kelly can put them back in the elite class that they believe they are entitled to on an annual basis.
Kelly certainly has his share of challenges heading into the 2010 on line sports gambling season starting with the most important position on a Kelly coached team: quarterback.
Dayne Crist, who is expected to be the starter for the 2010 on line sports gambling season, will not get much work in spring camp due to his recovery from a torn ACL injury from mid season last year.
To make matters worse there is very little depth behind Crist. Kelly developed a scoring machine while at Cincinnati and this may prove to be a specific point of frustration.
The Irish must also work wonders to improve their defense which has been a consistently bad part of their on line sports gambling portfolio. Notre Dame ranked an embarrassing 86th overall in the nation last year for total defense and will need significant improvement to cover for their thin offense in 2010.