Ed Orgeron is entering a pivotal year for his LSU head coaching tenure. One sports betting site doesn’t have a ton of faith in him turning things around.
Orgeron could definitely find himself on the hot seat. LSU has a tough start to the year, with a game against Miami to open the season, and Auburn in Week 3.
One would probably peg Kansas head coach David Beaty as the most likely to get fired early this year. However, Sports Betting Dime sees things differently.
A lot of it is probably the significance of the LSU job. However, the site has Orgeron at 7/1 to be the first college football coach fired.
Ed Orgeron has better odds to be fired first than David Beaty, and a host of the other coaches closest to the hot seat.
Via Jeff Rosen of The Kansas City Star:
Odds to be the first coach fired, via https://t.co/kYAqM7BwoE:
Ed Orgeron (LSU): 7/1
David Beaty (Kansas): 9/1
Brad Lambert (Charlotte): 14/1
Bob Davie (New Mexico): 14/1
Everett Withers (Texas State): 14/1
— Jeff Rosen (@jeff_rosen88) July 31, 2018
Outside of Orgeron, that’s pretty much a who’s who of the coaches most likely to get the axe this year.
Beaty has famously struggled at Kansas, with one Big 12 win in three years. Brad Lambert and Everett Withers are coaching in smaller leagues, but have struggled to get their programs off the ground.
Bob Davie faces a number of allegations of a number of different improprieties, and was suspended for a month earlier this year, as New Mexico entered spring football. It is frankly a bit surprising that he is still the coach entering the year.
Still, none of those jobs are anywhere near the level of LSU. If Orgeron doesn’t make it, it opens up one of college football’s best jobs.