Ed Orgeron is bracing for his biggest game as LSU’s interim coach on Saturday at home against Ole Miss, a team he is all-too-familiar with.
Consider the Tigers’ outing against Ole Miss as a legitimate audition for Orgeron as he hopes to lock down the head coaching job on a full-time basis.
As we await the final outcome of the LSU-Ole Miss tilt, Bookmaker.eu updated the odds on the likeliest candidate for the LSU vacancy. Orgeron is a frontrunner, but still not No. 1.
According to the betting website, Houston’s Tom Herman remains the leading candidate to replace Les Miles. Orgeron, who is 2-0 as LSU’s interim coach, is right behind, with Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher in third place. Bookmaker.eu indicated the “field” as the fourth-most likely scenario.
Here are the top candidates as of Oct. 21, per the site:
- Tom Herman -165
- Ed Orgeron +200
- Jimbo Fisher +300
- Field – Any Other +400
- Lane Kiffin +1000
- Kliff Kingsbury +2500
- Larry Fedora +2500
- Art Briles +3000
- Gary Patterson +3500
- Mike Gundy +3500
- Kyle Whittingham +3500
- Bobby Petrino +4000
- Bryan Harsin +4500
- Sonny Dykes +6000
- Todd Graham +6000
- Chris Klieman +6000
In other words, any coach not named Tom Herman, Ed Orgeron or Jimbo Fisher is considered a longshot to be LSU’s next head coach.
Last month, Herman was also the leading candidate ahead of Fisher. Orgeron was considered a +2300 bet, so he has certainly bolstered his chances in the past month.
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