Sports gambling fans respect Kelly for the outstanding body of work and gambling sports records he compiled at Central Michigan and Cincinnati. This year Kelly’s Cincinnati Bearcats enjoyed an undefeated sports gambling season of 12-0 straight up and a BCS bowl berth against Florida in the Sugar Bowl.
Kelly has made a clean break with the Bearcats, however, and will miss that gambling sports matchup to focus on his duties as head coach of Notre Dame. He will focus on recruiting and assembling a staff for the 2010 sports betting season.
Notre Dame limped home this sports gambling season with a record of 6-6 straight up and 4-8 against the spread. It was the third consecutive sports gambling regular season in which they failed to compile a winning record and that led to the firing of Charlie Weiss as head coach.
Notre Dame is known throughout sports gambling as being a poor defensive team and Kelly will need to hire a top notch coordinator as he is an offensive oriented coach. Kelly’s Bearcats finished 6th in the nation for scoring and also finished 6th in the nation for passing.
The wide open attack was one of the most enjoyable to watch in all of college football and kept them in every game. It was the main reason that Cincinnati rallied from a 10-31 deficit in the final sports gambling regular season matchup of the year to beat Pittsburgh 45-44 to take the Big East title.
Kelly discussed his desire to coach players up for the 2010 sports gambling season as that was considered a weakness with the Charlie Weiss regime. Weiss was considered a good recruiter but also lacking the ability to develop that talent. Kelly is widely respected as a coach that can bring the best out of players and coaches.
The big sports gambling question is whether Kelly can join the elite group of coaches that have had success at Notre Dame or the last three coaches that hovered around the .500 mark and were all fired in frustration. Notre Dame is the toughest job in the nation but the Irish believe that their luck is about to change with Kelly.