TCU Horned Frogs

Gary Patterson Gets Odds to be Next USC Head Coach

Gary Patterson and the TCU Horned Frogs

One of the biggest jobs in college football is now open after USC fired head coach Clay Helton on Monday, two days after his team lost to Stanford.

Now with a blue blood looking for a new head coach, the question is who will be on their short list?

Well the sportsbooks always enjoy putting together a list to try and figure out who the favorites might be, and TCU head coach Gary Patterson, while not a favorite, has at least made the list.


Luke Fickell13/2
P.J. Fleck13/2
Mario Cristobal7/1
Matt Campbell15/2
Urban Meyer15/2
James Franklin17/2
Bob Stoops9/1
Tony Elliott9/1
Chris Petersen10/1
Gary Patterson10/1
Joe Morehead10/1
Greg Schiano14/1
Graham Harrell16/1
Bill O’Brien19/1
Joe Brady20/1
Lane Kiffin25/1
Mike Gundy25/1

As you can see, Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell, plus Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy made the list as well, but it certainly sounds like it’s Cincinnati head coach Luke Fickell’s to turn down.

CBS Sports had a similar report on Monday night that Luke Fickell was the front runner, and if he turned it down, Bob Stoops could end up getting a call.

As for Patterson, considering he’s been the head coach in Fort Worth for 20+ years and has a statue outside the stadium, I find it highly unlikely he’s a serious contender for this job. But if you know something we don’t, maybe a little coin at 10/1 odds makes sense for you. But I’m not holding my breath.

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