Urban Meyer Given Just 5/4 Odds to Remain Ohio State Head Coach Next Season, Matt Campbell, Ryan Day, Jim Harbaugh and Bill Belichick Receive Odds to Replace Him

By Kevin Harrish on October 24, 2018 at 2:38 pm
Urban Meyer has 5/4 odds of returning to Ohio State.

There's a chance Urban Meyer is not Ohio State's head coach next season, at least according to online sportsbook betonline.ag, which gives Meyer just 5/4 (+125) odds to be the team's head coach at the start of 2019 spring practice.

It's still the best odds on the board, but it's a plus money bet and much lower odds than you would typically expect for a coach in his mid 50s with a .905 win percentage and a national title in the past five years.

Iowa State's Matt Campbell is given the second-best odds to be Ohio State's head coach to start the 2019 season at 7/4 (+175).

Campbell's odds are substantially higher than Ryan Day's 10/1 (+1000) odds, even though Day was the interim head coach during Meyer's administrative leave and was linked to coach-in-waiting conversations last month. In fact, Day isn't even alone with the third-best odds as Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm and former Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops also have 10/1 odds.

Then there are some other long shots on the board including Lane Kiffin, Jim Harbaugh and Bill Belichick. You can see the whole betting board below.

If you're into that kind of thing, you can place your own bet at betonline.ag.

Odds to Be Ohio State's Head Coach to Start 2019 Spring Practice
Coach Name Current Position Moneyline Odds Fractional Odds
Urban Meyer Ohio State Head Coach +125 5/4
Matt Campbell Iowa State Head Coach +175 7/4
Ryan Day Ohio State Offensive Coordinator +1000 10/1
Jeff Brohm Purdue Head Coach +1000 10/1
Bob Stoops Former Oklahoma Head Coach +1000 10/1
Pat Fitzgerald Northwestern Head Coach +1200 12/1
Mike Gundy Oklahoma State Head Coach +1600 16/1
Brian Kelly Notre Dame Head Coach +1600 16/1
Lane Kiffin Florida Atlantic Head Coach +1800 18/1
Dino Babers  Syracuse Head Coach +1800 18/1
Mike Vrabel Tennessee Titans Head Coach +2000 20/1
Tom Herman Texas Head Coach +2000 20/1
Jim Harbaugh Michigan Head Coach +4000 40/1
Bill Belichick New England Patriots Head Coach +5000 50/1
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