Betting on Jimbo Fisher to be the next CFB head coach fired

  • Jimbo Fisher is now the outright favorite to be the next College Football Head Coach to permanently leave his position.
  • Texas A&M’s struggles this season, against ranked opponents, and on the road are likely causes for Fisher’s potential demise in College Station.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Much like the Appalachian State Mountaineers, online sports betting sites are not being very kind to Jimbo Fisher, as the Texas A&M coach is now the outright favorite to be the next coach to permanently leave their position.

Odds on the next College Football Head Coach to get fired:

  • Jimbo Fisher (Texas A&M) -125
  • Jeff Scott (South Florida) +550
  • David Shaw (Stanford) +650
  • Geoff Collins (Georgia Tech) +800
  • Marcus Freeman (Notre Dame) +900
  • Scot Loeffler (Bowling Green) +900
  • Butch Jones (Arkansas State) +1200
  • Karl Dorrell (Colorado) +1200
  • Ken Niumatalolo (Navy) +1200
  • Steve Sarkisian (Texas) +1600

Betting on Jimbo Fisher getting fired

Texas A&M went from underwhelming in Week One to potentially getting their Head Coach fired after Week Two very quickly.

That quick transition is obvious when considering Fisher was not even an option a few weeks ago when oddsmakers correctly predicted Scott Frost to be the first coach fired this season.

Frost was an outright favorite to be the first coach fired despite a $15 million dollar buyout. College football sportsbooks saw that he was still let go and raised the ante another $71 million by making Jimbo the favorite for their new odds.

Despite such an expensive buyout, Texas A&M administrators may point to their football team’s struggles both this season and overall throughout Fisher’s tenure as reason enough to fire the former National Championship-winning Head Coach:

  • Struggles this season: In Week One the Aggies hosted Sam Houston State and won 31-0. Despite shutting out the Bearkats, A&M’s anemic offense caused the team to fail to cover the -35.5-spread given for the game. Of course, in Week Two things got much worse as Texas A&M lost 14-17 at home versus Appalachian State despite opening as an 18-point favorite with -1200 moneyline odds.
  • Weakness against good teams: At Texas A&M Jimbo Fisher has never failed to win less than eight games. Despite their strong records, the inability of the football team to beat good teams has hurt their standing nationally. Since Jimbo’s first season as the Head Coach, A&M is 7-10 against ranked opponents and 2-9 as an underdog.
  • Inability to win on the road: During Fisher’s tenure at Texas A&M, the team has been mostly dominant at home, going 22-5. On the road, it has been another story, as the team is just 7-9 overall, with an 0-7 record as a road underdog.

Jimbo Fisher and the Aggies are five-point favorites against the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday night, in a game that may be about saving A&M’s season and their coach’s job.