Butch Jones the runaway, odds on favorite to be the first coach fired

Just five weeks into the season, a number of fan bases are upset with their coaches. 

Texas A&M fans still haven’t gotten over Kevin Sumlin and his team blowing a 34-point lead to UCLA. LSU fans are wondering if they hired the wrong coach given that Ed Orgeron lost to Troy. And Barry Odom was basically pleading for his school to give him time give the enormity of his rebuild.

But the far and away favorite to be the first coach fired is Tennessee’s Butch Jones, who is currently at -500 per betonline.ag. The next closest is Sumlin at +450.

Jones’ seat went from warm to pretty much on fire this weekend, given that his team lost 41-0 at home. It was the first time Tennessee had been shutout at home since 1994. His team also lost to Florida on the final play and struggled to beat UMass, one of the worst teams in the FBS.

While some thought this might be a qute season in terms of firing SEC coaches, that certainly doesn’t look like the case anymore, given the early struggles with a number of coaches. And given that there could be multiple SEC jobs opening up, one school could pull the trigger to can their current coach so that they can get first crack at hiring their top choice.

On Sunday, odds for who would potentially replace Jones at Tennessee came out, with Chip Kelly and Bobby Petrino emerging as the early favorites.

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