The 2022 College Football season is here, which means that talking season is over and doing season is upon us.
It also means that the pressure is on for coaches, players, and administration to get things right and present a product that fans are happy with, or more simply put, win games.
Unfortunately, a major part of college football is the constant turnover of head coaches that fail to meet their school’s standard of winning after two to three years. The 2022 season is no different from any other year, as there will be jobs open across the country, but what about in the Big 12?
Well, according to BetOnline.ag, there are at least two Big 12 coaches that are sitting on fairly warm seats. The first is West Virginia head coach Neal Brown, who is currently the favorite to the first Big 12 head coach to be fired at -110 (10/11). After a disappointing 2021 he will need to vastly improve this season, as will Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian, who is second on the list at +110 (11/10) after a 5-7 season in Year 1.
After those two names, the odds become much longer with Chris Klieman at +1000 (10/1) and Matt Campbell at +1400 (14/1), followed by Dave Aranda at +3300 (33/1). Lance Leipold and Mike Gundy are both listed at +4000 (40/1) while Brent Venables, Joey McGuire, and Sonny Dykes all come in at +5000 (50/1).
It’s safe to say that, outside of Neal Brown and Steve Sarkisian, there shouldn’t be many coaches who have jobs on the line in 2022.