sanctions and have come out of the experience as favorites on the 2012 college football betting line. Might the powerhouse program hit the ground running when they officially resume bowl eligibility?
Over the course of the past two seasons the Trojans have not wallowed in self pity but put the pieces in place for this very moment. Now as the latest NCAA season gets set to unfold, they have not only a coach with a plan, but the administration, infrastructure and talent to put said plan in motion.
With 7/2 odds of winning the BCS, the Trojans are the No. 1 team in Bovada’s online sportsbook. The LSU Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide, meanwhile, round out the Top 3 at 5/1 and 11/2 respectively.
Can Lane Kiffin, who arrived on the scene two years ago, finally capitalize on the system he’s overseen through the fog? With quarterback Matt Barkley taking snaps, adding his own skillset and leadership on and off the field it’s not out of the question.
After an impressive, albeit meaningless 2011 campaign, it’s not hard to see why the expectations around Kiffin, Barkley and the Trojans are so lofty. Only when their Week 1 rolls around, however, will the fans who’ve been waiting all along finally get to see why.
Get your NCAA football odds at Bovada.