Want to place a bet on who will be the next head coach at LSU?
BookMaker.eu is offering that opportunity. The offshore oddsmaker released a list of odds on 15 coaches that could replace Les Miles, who was fired on Sunday, in Baton Rouge.
Have a look (note: we believe that “Bryan Harrison” is actually Boise State coach Bryan Harsin):
Whoever set these LSU coaching odds for BookMaker.eu clearly has not seen Kingsbury's teams play defense. pic.twitter.com/wZuCo73yvc
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) September 26, 2016
It is not surprising to see Houston coach Tom Herman and Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher atop the list, as they’ve been popular names in the rumor mill since LSU made its decision public on Sunday afternoon. Herman, who is a former Ohio State assistant, is seemingly atop the wish list of every school with an opening after turning Houston into a national power in a short period of time. Fisher has direct ties to LSU, where he coached as an assistant.
It is odd to see Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury as the third name on the list at +1400, as the former Texas A&M offensive coordinator has done very little to indicate he’s capable of putting together a defense capable of competing for national championships. He is, however, the type of offensive mind that LSU fans likely crave.
Popular names like Louisville coach Bobby Petrino (+1700) and Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin (+2000) seem to have fair numbers as offensive-minded coaches with SEC head coaching experience. Former Baylor coach Art Briles is a fun name to talk about, but these odds (+5000) reflect what a long-shot he is after being terminated by Baylor prior to the season for his football team’s off-the-field issues.