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Tom Herman, Matt Wells Have Best Odds to be First Big 12 Coach Fired

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The Big 12’s conference slate gets underway this weekend, and while it’s an unusual season, one thing every coach knows is that winning can cure all woes.

With that being said, we have new odds from on who will be the first Big 12 head football coach to be fired.

Big 12 odds on first football coach fired

Tom Herman                             8/5

Matt Wells                                 5/2

Neal Brown                               3/1

Les Miles                                  6/1

Chris Klieman                            8/1

Gary Patterson                          10/1

Mike Gundy                              10/1

Matt Campbell                           14/1

Dave Aranda                             20/1

Lincoln Riley                             28/1


Despite these odds, I don’t expect many college football coaches to be fired in 2020 because of the severe budget issues college athletic programs are dealing with in the wake of COVID-19. There are cuts, furloughs and much more across the country and buying out a college football coach and his staff for millions of dollars would be a bad look as the low-level employees are taking 20% pay cuts on $50,000 per year.

Now if the boosters want something done, we know how college football works, but with all that being said, it stills seems very unlikely that coaches will find themselves on the hot seat.

In fact for the Big 12, I fully expect all the coaches to be back for the 2021 season. Tom Herman would have to have a disastrous season for it to be a consideration. Same for Matt Wells who is only in Year 2. And everyone knows Les Miles has a huge rebuild on his hands.

But with that being said, one thing to expect in college football is the unexpected!

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