Odds on Next Head Coach of the Florida Gators

Odds on Next Head Coach of the Florida Gators

Following Florida’s 42-7 loss against Georgia, the Gators decided to part ways with head coach Jim McElwain. He led Florida to back-to-back SEC East titles going 22-12 in 2+ seasons, but the team has struggled this year both on and off the field.

It was still a surprise to see McElwain as the first head coach to be fired in the SEC this year, especially since other SEC schools like Tennessee and Texas A&M are struggling as well.

On Halloween morning, BetOnline posted odds on the next head coach of the Gators and Dan Mullen was the +350 favorite. Of course, there are guys on the list like Tim Tebow and Steve Spurrier designed to attract public wagers:

Head CoachNov 9 OddsNov 2 OddsOct 31 Odds
Scott Frost-150-130+700
Dan Mullen+400+450+350
Mike Norvell+600+700+700
Dino Babers+1200+1000+800
Chip Kelley+1200+1000+1000
Justin Fuente+1400N/AN/A
Matt Campbell+1400+1800+800
Jeff Brohm+1600+1800+800
Chad Morris+1600+1800+800
Lane Kiffin+1600+2000+5000
Neal Brown+1600N/AN/A
Willie Taggert+2000+2000+900
Randy Shannon+2500+1800+2000
Lincoln Riley+2500N/AN/A
Gary Patterson+2500N/AN/A
Mike Gundy+2500+2000+1400
Charlie Strong+3300+2500+2000
Urban Meyer+5000+20000+20000
Steve Spurrier+5000+20000+20000
Tim Tebow+5000+30000+30000
Bob StoopsN/A+1400+800

Since odds opened, Scott Frost has leapfrogged to the -150 favorite. We’ve also seen odds drop on Lane Kiffin (50/1 to 20/1), as well as the bigger longshots like Tebow (300/1 to 50/1), Meyer (200/1 to 50/1) and Spurrier (200/1 to 50/1).

There are plenty of viable candidates on the list and a lot that make sense– does anyone catch your eye right now? There’s no ‘field’ option, so if someone not on the list ends up getting the job, then all wagers are refunded.

Dan McGuire

Dan McGuire is the Operations Manager and soccer specialist at Sports Insights. You can find him on Twitter (@ArsenalDMC) and he can be reached directly at dan.mcguire@actionnetwork.com.

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