Mike Gundy early favorite to replace Will Muschamp

Jeremy Foley now has to replace Will Muschamp after hiring him three years ago. (AP photo)

Jeremy Foley now has to replace Will Muschamp after hiring him three years ago. (AP photo)

As you know, betting sites will post odds on just about everything sports related these days.

And that includes college football coaching searches of jobs with the stature of the position that is now available at Florida.

Out goes Will Muschamp.

In comes a list of coaches of varying success, including Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy, who is 4/1 and the favorite to replace Muschamp, according to Bovada.lv.

Yeah, he’s the guy who tried to trademark his infamous “I’m a man, I’m 40,” line he yelled while spewing venom at a sportswriter in 2007. He’s also the guy who’s coaching a team with a 5-5 record and suffering through a four-game losing streak.

I don’t see that happening.

And probably Gundy doesn’t either.

“That’s crazy,” said Monday when informed of the odds on him being hired to replace Muschamp.

Colorado State’s Jim McElwain, at 9/2. is next on the list. You might remember the name from coordinating Alabama’s offense from 2008-11, winning two national title rings before heading to coach the Rams, who he has led to a 9-1 record this season.

There are other interesting names, like Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops, Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen, Steve Spurrier, Arizona’s Rich Rodriguez and even Mike Shanahan on the list of odds.

Florida AD Jeremy Foley said Florida’s next coach will have to have “a track record of success on the offensive side of the ball,” but could be a defensive coach who has been a head coach.

 


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