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 Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy, while not a favorite, has at least made the list.
Favorite to be Next USC Football Coach
As you can see, Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell, plus TCU head coach Gary Patterson 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 Gundy, considering he’s been the head coach in Stillwater for 20 years and has only used other openings as leverage to get a raise at Oklahoma State, 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 25/1 odds makes sense for you. But I’m not holding my breath.