In 2017, when the Texas A&M Aggies lured Jimbo Fisher away from the Florida State Seminoles and handed him the keys to their football program, the expectation was SEC Championships and College Football Playoff appearances in the very near future.
Fishers’ track record suggested as much. At his last two stops at FSU and LSU (as an offensive coordinator under Nick Saban), both programs won CFP National Championships.
Neither of those goals were accomplished during Fishers’ tenure with Texas A&M. The institution was so disappointed with his performance that they were willing to buy out the remaining years of his contract for a staggering $78 million.
While you won’t earn profits in the range of eleven figures, gamblers can pocket some sizable gains by correcting betting on the next head coaching hire for the Aggies. Odds have been posted at college football betting sites that list the leading candidates in the order of most to least likely to land the job.
Odds For The Next Texas A&M Full-Time Head Coach
- Mike Elko +175
- Lane Kiffin +500
- Jeff Traylor +700
- Urban Meyer +800
- Dabo Swinney +1100
- Mike Norvell +1600
- Kalen DeBoer +1600
- Kliff Kingsbury +1600
- Glen Schumann +1600
- Dan Campbell +1600
- Sonny Dykes +2000
- Lance Leipold +2000
- Deion Sanders +2000
- Jedd Fisch +2200
- Chris Klieman +3300
- James Franklin +3300
- Jonathan Smith +3300
- Dan Quinn +3300
- Sherrone Moore +4000
- Bill Belichick +5000
- Jim Harbaugh +6600
Leading the odds at the moment is current Duke head coach Mike Elko. He led the Blue Devils to relevancy this season, something the program has struggled to accomplish with any consistency over the years.
Elko signed a contract extension with Duke last July that has him locked up through 2029. It will cost Texas A&M some serious coin to hire Elko away from the Blue Devils, but they’ve shown their willingness to spend loads of money already.
Lane Kiffin, current head coach of the Ole Miss Rebels, is the second-leading candidate according to the above college football prop bet. Coach Kiffin has already led Mississippi to the top of the Southeastern Conference rankings and has the program heading in the right direction.
Until recently, the Rebels held respectable odds for betting on the College Football Playoffs, but those hopes were dashed when they lost to the top-ranked Georgia Bulldogs last weekend.
Kiffin is signed through the 2024 season with Mississippi.
Tied for eleventh place in the Texas A&M betting odds is Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders. He’s only been in Boulder for one season, but the man who performed “Must Be The Money” could be tempted by the fruits of the SEC and the promise of a larger paycheck.
Deion Sanders coaching the Rebels is not likely, and that’s why he’s placed so low on the pecking order of candidates. Still, a wager of $1 will result in a payout of $21 if Prime Time becomes the next Ole Miss head coach. No matter which coach you bet on in the above line, you’ll earn more than what you risked if you choose correctly.