“Who will be the next coach at [insert name of university with head coaching vacancy]” is a question that we have all heard over and over as the coaching rumors are swirling around the college football world.
While we can guess all we want and pass along rumors, the fine folks in Las Vegas are putting together odds for possible head coaching candidates.
Today, Bovada released their betting odds for the Auburn Tigers head coaching vacancy.
The betting favorite to become the next head coach at Auburn is former Arkansas Razorbacks coach Bobby Petrino who had a controversial falling out with the university. The odds for Petrino to become the next Tigers head coach currently stand at 7/4.
Arkansas State head coach Gus Malzahn is second on the list at 13/4, while Clemson Tigers offensive coordinator Chad Morris is a hot name with 15/4 odds.
Sonny Dykes, who currently coaches Louisiana Tech but interviewed with the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Thursday morning, is fourth in the betting odds at 5/1, while TCU’s Gary Patterson and Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart round out the list at 21/4 and 11/2 respectively.
The betting odds confirm what we have learned through the coaching rumors — Bobby Petrino is the leading candidate to take over in Auburn. If everything goes according to plan, Sir Charles could be getting his wish.