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Power 5 Hot Seats: Auburn's Bryan Harsin vaults to top

Field Level Media
28 Sep 2022, 11:19 GMT+10

A trio of Power 5 football coaches have already lost their jobs and the calendar hasn't hit October.

With Scott Frost (Nebraska), Herm Edwards (Arizona State) and Geoff Collins (Georgia Tech) handed their pink slips -- or "mutually parting ways" with their schools -- who is next in line?

The day after Collins was fired, opened the market on Tuesday with Colorado's Karl Dorrell and Auburn's Bryan Harsin the co-favorites at 200. The public quickly jumped on Harsin, pushing the embattled Tigers coach to 100 within a few hours.

Harsin kept his job following an inquiry over the offseason, but the critics have remained loud despite the Tigers' 3-1 start. Auburn eased into the season with wins over a pair of non-Power 5 teams before a blowout loss to Penn State and a narrow overtime win over Missouri -- all at home.

Colorado's 0-4 start has been much rougher with the Buffaloes being outscored a combined 173-47. Dorrell, who went 35-27 in five seasons at UCLA, is now 8-14 in his third season in Boulder.

The third-shortest odds belong to Stanford's David Shaw. He opened at 300 on Tuesday but those odds lengthened to 500 despite the Cardinal coming off another decisive loss to Washington.

Next Coach Fired Odds

Bryan Harsin, Auburn: 100

Karl Dorrell, Colorado: 200

David Shaw, Stanford: 500

Jeff Scott, South Florida: 600

Ken Niumatalolo, Navy: 900

Eliah Drinkwitz, Missouri: 1400

Steve Sarkisian, Texas: 1400

Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern: 1600

Jimbo Fisher, Texas AM: 2000

Scott Satterfield, Louisville: 2200

Mack Brown, North Carolina: 3300

--Field Level Media

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