Brian Harsin

Who will be USC’s next head coach?


The search for a new head coach is on at USC (and USC for that matter) and folks have already been mentioning Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly as the favorite for the job. The folks at Bovada feel a bit differently. Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham is the odds-on favorite to be named the next head coach of the USC Trojans. Kelly are Boise State head coach Brian Harsin are tied for the second betting favorite for the job.

Bovada released their odds for the next head coach of the Trojans on Tuesday, and it includes some very familiar names. Though considered long shots for the job, Bovada included Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly, Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin, Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio and TCU head coach Gary Patterson among their betting options. Washington’s Chris Petersen is also included in the mix, as is current interim head coach Clay Helton. Helton actually has better odds to win the job over the previously mentioned power program options.

Odds for Next USC Head Coach

  • Kyle Whittingham +350
  • Chip Kelly +600
  • Brian Harsin+600
  • Tom Herman +700
  • Justin Fuente +700
  • Clay Helton +800
  • Jack Del Rio +800
  • Chris Petersen +900
  • Brian Kelly +900
  • Kevin Sumlin +1100
  • Gary Patterson +1100
  • Mark Dantonio +1500

The options for South Carolina were also given odds from Bovada. Of the options listed, only Dantonio hails from a power conference. Earlier today he sidestepped the discussion.

  • Kirby Smart +250
  • Shawn Elliott +300
  • Justin Fuente +400
  • Ed Orgeron +400
  • Jeff Brohm +700
  • Matt Campbell +800
  • Mark Hudspeth +800
  • Matt Wells +1200
  • Mark Dantonio +2000