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

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It’s been a fast start to the 2023 college football season, with some teams flying past their preseason win totals, while others seem to be stuck in neutral as the midway point of the season comes and goes. Across the country, and New York sports betting, colleges are assessing where they stand with their head football coach of choice, with several likely to find themselves out of work by year’s end.  

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 +500 16.7%
Cal Justin Wilcox +600 14.3%
Indiana Tom Allen +600 14.3%
West Virginia Neal Brown +700 12.5%
Syracuse Dino Babers +900 10%
Virginia Tech Brent Pry +1000 9.1%
Texas A&M Jimbo Fisher +1000 9.1%
Virginia Tony Elliott +1250 7.4%
Other/None -- +900 10%

Which CFB Coach Has Shortest Odds Of Being Fired?

It seems the most likely candidates in the college football world to find themselves out of work are Jeff Hafley of Boston College (+500), Cal’s Justin Wilcox (+600) and Tom Allen of Indiana (also +600).  

All three sit at near or below .500 this season, with the Eagles going 4-3 out of the gate, while the Golden Bears are 3-4 and Indiana is 2-5 with three straight losses to Maryland, Michigan and Rutgers by combined scores of 127-38. 

Other names to keep an eye on this season are Neal Brown of West Virginia — who is listed at +700 to get fired after leading the Mountaineers to a 4-3 start that’s included two straight losses to Houston and Oklahoma State — Syracuse’s Dino Babers (+900), Virginia Tech’s Brent Pry and Jimbo Fisher of Florida State (+1000 each) and Virginia’s Tony Elliott (+1250) rounding out the list.  

One way or another, it’s almost a sure thing that some CFB head coach will get the boot before the closing whistle of the 2023 college football season, with the stakes raised higher and higher by the year across the many conferences of the FBS ranks. 

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Christopher Boan writes for EmpireStakes.com and has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, with experience at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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