Who Will Be The Next NCAA College Football Head Coach Fired?

By Editorial Staff
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

The college football season is now well under way, which also makes it the season to begin assessing the job status of the 130-plus head coaches that make up the Football Bowl Subdivision across NY sports betting. Among those that entered the 2023 season with “do or die” expectations was fourth-year Boston College head coach Jeff Hafley, who has gone 16-23 since 2020. Hafley has been on the hot seat since the season began, and following a desolate 56-28 loss to Louisville on Saturday, he again tops our board for coach most likely to be fired next.

EmpireStakes.com - your source for NY sportsbook promos - will be updating odds on the first P5 head coach in CFB to be fired every week. Below, you can see the top five coaches in the most perilous positions. 


Most Likely Coach To Be Fired

Team Coach Odds Pct. Chance
Boston College Jeff Hafley +300 25%
California Justin Wilcox +475 17.4%
Virginia Tech Brent Pry +600 14.3%
Indiana Tom Allen +700 12.5%
Virginia Tony Elliott +700 12.5%
Other/None -- +450 18.2%

BC-UVA Could Be Coach Standoff

The surprising news for Hafley (the favorite to be fired at +300) is that he and the Eagles will actually be slight favorites at BetMGM NY this weekend against 0-4 Virginia, whose coach, Tony Elliott, also finds himself on our oddsboard for the second consecutive week.

Unfortunately for Elliott, his odds have shortened from +900 to +700 after the Cavaliers fell to NC State 24-21. Elliott, who came to UVA highly touted after a strong run as offensive coordinator at Clemson, is now 3-11 since taking over the program, and just 1-7 in the ACC. Should Hafley and the Eagles win this Saturday, Elliott may not get the chance to see Week 6. In fact, it's fair to say the BC-UVA game features two coaches who very much have their jobs on the line. 

Cal's Justin Wilcox (+475), Virginia Tech's Brent Pry (+600) and Indiana's Tom Allen (+700) round out the oddsboard headed into Week 5. 

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