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Matt Campbell Has the Sixth-Best Odds to Land Louisville Job

NCAA Football: Iowa at Iowa State

Every once in a while I like to look at various odds from Las Vegas to see what the “wise guys” are thinking and where there money is going. Well, after the firing of Bobby Petrino at Louisville, I took a look at the odds for who the next Cardinals coach might be, one of the names on the list shocked me. Yep, according to Bovada, Iowa State’s Matt Campbell made the short list, along with Purdue’s Jeff Brohm, Troy’s Neal Brown, Ohio State offensive coordinator Ryan Day, Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables (is K-State seeing this?), among others.


Who will be the next full-time head coach for the Louisville Cardinals?

Jeff Brohm                                10/11
Neal Brown                               4/1
Ryan Day                                  9/2
Brent Venables                         6/1
Luke Fickell                               11/1
Dino Babers                              12/1
Matt Campbell                           12/1
Jason Candle                            16/1
Scott Satterfield                        16/1

I don’t know why Campbell is on this list. I don’t deny that he may not be at Iowa State for the next 10 years, although I hope he is. But the idea that he would leave for a mediocre ACC job like Louisville is comical, and that’s to put it politely. Louisville is far from a great job and you’re in the same division as Clemson and Florida State. No thanks. There’s no way Campbell even takes this phone call. Save your money.

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