One sportsbook is standing by their previously reported odds favoring Urban Meyer to be the head coach of Ohio State in Week 1, but another sportsbook is going the opposite way with the odds.
According to the line from Bovada, the odds of Meyer coaching Ohio State against Oregon State on September 1 are 9/5 (+180), while the odds someone other than Meyer is coaching the game are leading the way at 5/11 odds (-220). In other words, you can win $180 if you bet $100 on Meyer coaching Ohio State in Week 1 but you’ll have to wager $220 in order to win $100 if you think Meyer will not be the coach in Week 1 on the Ohio State sideline. Keep in mind these odds specifically focus on who will coach Ohio State in Week 1, and not necessarily focus on whether or not Meyer will keep his job or be let go on a permanent basis.
Meyer was placed on administrative leave by Ohio State on Wednesday following a bombshell report suggesting Meyer may have known about former assistant Zach Smith‘s domestic abuse issues with his wife in 2015. The administrative leave will continue while officials at Ohio State begin investigating and verifying information from the report and eventually make a decision on which way to go with the program moving forward, whether it is with Meyer or somebody else as the head coach.
Assistant coach Ryan Day has been named the interim head coach at Ohio State.