Texas coaching odds: Strong, Briles are the favorites

Nov 7, 2013; Waco, TX, USA; Baylor Bears head coach Art Briles walks the sidelines during the game against the Oklahoma Sooners at Floyd Casey Stadium. Baylor beat Oklahoma 41-12. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

As soon as the Texas Longhorns suffered a two-game losing streak with embarrassing losses to the BYU Cougars and Ole Miss Rebels, the speculation began regarding the Longhorns’ next head coach. In the final week of the regular season, Longhorns’ head coach Mack Brown probably had a chance to save his job with a win over the Baylor Bears that would have given the Longhorns the Big 12 title and send them to a BCS game, but the Longhorns were easily dispatched by the Bears 30-10.

On Sunday, Brown officially announced his resignation after 16 years on the job.

Bovada has been kind enough to send over their odds for the next Longhorns’ head coach.

Current Louisville Cardinals’ coach Charlie Strong, who was formally a defensive coordinator with the Florida Gators and South Carolina Gamecocks and is known for his ability to recruit, is the favorite. Tight on his heels is current Baylor coach Art Briles, who led the Bears to an 11-1 record and a Big 12 Championship this season. Current Vanderbilt head coach James Franklins, who has led the Commodores to three bowls in three years, is next.

NCAA 2013-2014 Bowl Season Special – Who will be the next Head Coach of the Texas Longhorns?           

Charlie Strong                         2/1

Art Briles                                  9/2

James Franklin                       5/1

Mike Gundy                              7/1

Bill O’Brien                                15/2

Chip Kelly                                 10/1

David Shaw                              10/1

Jim Mora                                  10/1

Jimbo Fisher                           15/1

Jim Harbaugh                         20/1

Mike Tomlin                             20/1

 

Topics: Art Briles, Bill O'Brien, Charlie Strong, Chip Kelly, David Shaw, James Franklin, Jim Harbaugh, Jimbo Fisher, Mike Gundy, Mike Tomlin, Texas Longhorns

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