Sports gambling news out of Seattle came as Pete Carroll, the architect of college football dominance at USC took the Seattle Seahawk job for the 2010 online sports gambling season. Carroll had two previous sports gambling gigs in the National Football League and had mixed success with both the New England Patriots and New York Jets.
Carroll made his online sports gambling reputation at USC where he won two national championships with several more “near misses” and seven consecutive Pac-10 Conference championships. The big sports book gambling question of many skeptics is if Carroll can successfully handle the change from college to the pros.
Carroll claims to be ready for that sports gambling challenge. Carroll said his experience and sports gambling success at USC prepared him for another shot at the pros and the opportunity to redeem his record and sports gambling reputation.
Carroll brought his charismatic personality and enthusiasm to the introductory press conference as Seahawks head coach. “I am so fired up to be here today,” said Carroll at the presser. “Right from the beginning, they undersold. This is a tremendous place to come and work.”
Carroll will undertake the sports gambling challenge of trying to rebuild a team that went 5-11 straight up and 6-10 against the spread for the 2009 season. The Seahawks were one of the worst teams in all of sports gambling on both sides of the line as they finished 25th in points scored and 26th in points allowed.
Seattle had a poor sports gambling finish to the season in which they went 0-4 straight up and 1-3 against the spread. The Seahawks were dreadful on the road as they went 1-7 against the board.
Carroll was quick about getting his staff in order as he retained defensive coordinator Gus Bradley while he brought USC offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates with him to serve in that same position with Seattle. Veteran offensive line coach Alex Gibbs will leave the Houston Texans to join Carroll in the effort of improving the running game.