Nebraska Football: Scott Frost the odds-on favorite to be first coach fired

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As if there wasn’t enough pressure on Nebraska football head coach Scott Frost, he’s now the odds-on favorite to be the first coach to be fired this college football season. Even worse is that according to, he’s the easy front runner.

That Frost is on the hot seat isn’t a surprise to anyone. The Nebraska football head coach came into the season with plenty of talk about how much trouble he was in. Then he lost his season opener to Northwestern in Dublin, Ireland, and there were more than a few Cornhuskers fans who were ready to be done with him.

Then, the Huskers struggled mightily against North Dakota until the fourth quarter and boos even rained down on Frost and company as they ran into the locker room at the half. While the Nebraska football team managed to rally in the fourth quarter and win by three touchdowns, there’s still quite a bit of unease around the program.

There’s so much unease at the moment that has Scott Frost right at the top of the list of the coaches that are most likely to get fired. He’s currently sitting at -100. The oddsmaking site points out that the number equates to a probability that he’ll be the first fired of 52.38 percent.

It can’t be hammered home enough that Frost is far and away the favorite with next closest coach being Georgia Tech’s Geoff Collins at +500. That puts his implied probability at 16.67 to be fired first.

While it appears that his job is far from safe, especially after a blowout loss to Clemson on Monday, his seat is nowhere near as hot as the Huskers’ head man.

Other coaches who are officially on the watch list include Arizona State’s Herm Edwards (+700), Stanford’s David Shaw (+800) and Auburn’s Bryan Harsin (+1000). Among the group mentioned, Arizona’s Jedd Fich is currently considered the least likely to be fired at +2000 which translates to just a probability of 4.7 percent of being the first fired.

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It helps Fich’s case that he started his 2022 season with a pretty impressive win against San Diego State. Scott Frost is honestly still looking for a truly impressive win. Not just this year but over the course of his Nebraska football career.