Sports book gambling has seen a chain reaction and domino effect take place in the college football sports gambling coaching news department. South Florida was the latest team to make sports book gambling news as they fired their founding coach and the only coach they ever had, Jim Leavitt, and replaced him with Skip Holtz from East Carolina, who will now need to fill a head coaching vacancy.
Leavitt was fired after the 2009 sports gambling season for alleged abuse of a player that was never fully substantiated. He sued to get his job back for the 2010 online sports gambling season but to no avail as he is out and Holtz is in.
South Florida became a regular bowl team under Leavitt and finished the 2009 sports book gambling season with a record of 8-5 straight up and 6-6 against the spread. The Bulls scored a sports book gambling payout in the International Bowl with a 27-3 win over Northern Illinois as 6.5-point chalks.
Still, it was not enough to save Leavitt’s job. Holtz has had his own success story at East Carolina where his Pirates won back-to-back Conference USA titles. East Carolina finished the 2009 sports book gambling season with a record of 9-5 straight up and 7-6 against the spread.
They suffered a straight up loss in their bowl game against Arkansas 17-20 but earned a sports book gambling payoff as 7-point dogs. Holtz will be charged with saving what is left of the recruiting season for South Florida.
In the more long term sports book gambling outlook he will be expected to take Leavitt’s level of being a bowl caliber team to the next level as a legitimate Big East title contender.
Holtz will try and turn the sports book gambling tide of South Florida being a team that starts off hot but fades badly down the stretch, which was the biggest knock on Leavitt during his reign.