NCAAF: Power 5 Hot Seats: Auburn’s Bryan Harsin vaults to top
A trio of Power 5 football coaches have already lost their jobs and the calendar hasn’t hit October.
With Scott Frost (Nebraska), Herm Edwards (Arizona State) and Geoff Collins (Georgia Tech) handed their pink slips — or “mutually parting ways” with their schools — who is next in line?
The day after Collins was fired, SportsBetting.ag opened the market on Tuesday with Colorado’s Karl Dorrell and Auburn’s Bryan Harsin the co-favorites at +200. The public quickly jumped on Harsin, pushing the embattled Tigers coach to +100 within a few hours.
Harsin kept his job following an inquiry over the offseason, but the critics have remained loud despite the Tigers’ 3-1 start. Auburn eased into the season with wins over a pair of non-Power 5 teams before a blowout loss to Penn State and a narrow overtime win over Missouri — all at home.
Colorado’s 0-4 start has been much rougher with the Buffaloes being outscored a combined 173-47. Dorrell, who went 35-27 in five seasons at UCLA, is now 8-14 in his third season in Boulder.
The third-shortest odds belong to Stanford’s David Shaw. He opened at +300 on Tuesday but those odds lengthened to +500 despite the Cardinal coming off another decisive loss to Washington.
Next Coach Fired Odds
Bryan Harsin, Auburn: +100
Karl Dorrell, Colorado: +200
David Shaw, Stanford: +500
Jeff Scott, South Florida: +600
Ken Niumatalolo, Navy: +900
Eliah Drinkwitz, Missouri: +1400
Steve Sarkisian, Texas: +1400
Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern: +1600
Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M: +2000
Scott Satterfield, Louisville: +2200
Mack Brown, North Carolina: +3300
–Field Level Media