Let's Set Odds: Who Will Be the Next College Football Coach to Be Fired?

Oct 1, 2022; Auburn, Alabama, USA;  Auburn Tigers head coach Bryan Harsin watches his team during
Oct 1, 2022; Auburn, Alabama, USA; Auburn Tigers head coach Bryan Harsin watches his team during / John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

The college football coaching carousel goes at a frenetic pace now with schools being more and more decisive in their decision to move on from coaches (and pay a hefty buyout check).

Wisconsin was the latest school to fire their head coach, moving on from longtime coach Paul Chryst, but who will be next? Auburn's Bryan Harsin's seat was hot coming onto the season and the Tigers have stumbled to a 3-2 record as questions around Harsin's job security swirl.

Who else is in danger of being handed a pink slip next? We set some hypothetical odds and discuss some of the potential openings in college football space.

Odds for Next College Football Coach To Be Fired

  • Bryan Harsin, Auburn: -110
  • Scott Satterfield, Louisville: +400
  • Neal Brown, West Virginia: +700
  • Brady Hoke, San Diego State: +800
  • Field: +350

Coaches Fired in 2022 College Football Season

Coaches have been dropping like flies this season as Chryst marked the fifth firing this season. Nebraska fired Scott Frost after years of turmoil while Arizona State, Georgia Tech and Colorado also dismissed coaches Herm Edwards, Geoff Collins and Karl Dorrell, respectively.

Harsin is in year two at Auburn, who is also searching for a new athletic director, after joining from Boise State. There were questions this offseason about the fit between the school and coach and it hasn't been cleared after a slow start, including a blowout low to Penn State at home.

Most of the coaches in danger of being fired have already been as the pressure to perform increases in the new era of college football, so Harsin remains the clear favorite to be relieved in the coming weeks, especially as the team travels to No. 2 Georgia on Saturday as 30-point underdogs.

Another name to keep an eye on is Scott Satterfield, who is 0-3 in ACC play this season and 20-22 in his fourth season with the Cardinals.