12-26-09: USC December 26, 2009 by Kyle Bunch This is a no-brainer. We’re betting everything left in the account. Straight Bet $194.10 to win $176.45 USC (-7.5) over Boston College Advertisements Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window) Tags: Advertisers BetUS Boston College Kyle Bunch Managing Director, Social at R/GA. Co-founder of Blogs with Balls and future owner of the MLB's Austin Bats. Related One thought on “12-26-09: USC” Sadly, it was not a no-brainer. This year was a serious disappointment for most of us. Many of us were no doubt upset b/c our armchair could have done better than some of the folks in charge. In a nutshell, it comes down to simple arithmetic. If the variance (i.e. volatility) in your passing and running game is high, you are psyched if you are the weaker team b/c it means that you always have a fighting chance until you don’t. However, if you are the massive favorite stacked with better athletes, it’s a waste of resources. In USC’s case, they not only went with a freshman QB which creates a ton of volatility in the passing game, but they did the same thing with the running game. McKnight should have never been their every down back. He’s obviously a serious athlete, but when it comes right down to it, when he wasn’t breaking one, he was standing still or losing a yard, whereas Bradford almost never fails to pick up 2-3 yards. Someone needs to calculate not only the yards per carry but the variance of each of the runners and decide the pecking order accordingly. Bradford’s big runs weren’t as big or as spectacular, but he could be counted on to move the chains. Carroll and Co. went with McKnight even when they shouldn’t have. Now it will be no doubt be the nail in their coffin. The worst would be if Carroll flees USC after sticking us with sanctions, adding a new meaning to his phrase “always compete.” Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.