Sports gambling fans saw Edsall turn in what has to be considered his finest online sports gambling coaching job in 2009 that ended with a PapaJohn’s.com bowl win. Connecticut finished the 2009 sports gambling season with a record of 8-5 straight up and a phenomenal 11-2 against the spread.
The numbers only tell part of the online sports gambling story however. Edsall had to lead the Huskies through the tragic death of defensive back Jasper Howard, who was murdered on October 17 after a win over Louisville.
After Howard’s death the Huskies lost 3 consecutive sports book gambling heartbreakers in a row, which would have been the end for most teams. But Edsall held the team together and Connecticut finished the sports gambling season strong with 4 consecutive wins.
Edsall’s success at Connecticut has been quiet, but real. The Huskies have now bowled in 3 consecutive sports gambling seasons and are becoming a Big East title contender for the seasons to come. Edsall took over the Connecticut program when it was in transition from a 1-AA level to the big time.
It was a huge task that Edsall undertook but it has been a remarkable success story. Edsall’s signature win for the 2009 sports gambling season was a 33-30 overtime win at Notre Dame. The win snapped that 3-game sports gambling losing streak and was the springboard for the Huskies’ bowl run.
Some of Connecticut’s losses in 2009 were actually almost as impressive. The Huskies lost in the final seconds at Big East runner up West Virginia in the week following Howard’s death as they easily covered the sports gambling spread as 8-point dogs.
Two weeks later the Huskies had a near sports gambling miss at eventual Big East champion Cincinnati 45-47 as 16.5-point dogs. Connecticut also lost an earlier heartbreaker at Pitt 21-24 as 6.5-point dogs earlier in the year. Under Edsall’s leadership the Huskies have proven to be a team that offers great value and plenty of potential.