College Football’s “firing squad” was out early and often during and after the 2019 season. The carnage began on September 29, 2019, when Rutgers fired Chris Ash. It did not end until Colorado hired Karl Dorrell on February 12, 2020. In sum, there will be 24 new head coaches for the 2020 season. This means that the College Football betting landscape is going to change dramatically. Both short and long term. Let’s examine some of the major coaching changes for the upcoming season.
2020 College Football New Coaches
|2020 College Football National Championship Odds:||Clemson Tigers 5/2, Ohio State Buckeyes 3/1, Alabama Crimson Tide 9/2, Georgia Bulldogs 7/1, Florida Gators 16/1, Oklahoma Sooners 20/1, Auburn Tigers 30/1, LSU Tigers 30/1, Notre Dame Fighting Irish 30/1, Oregon Ducks 30/1, Texas A&M Aggies 30/1, Penn State Nittany Lions 40/1, Texas Longhorns 40/1, Michigan Wolverines 40/1, Wisconsin Badgers 80/1, All Other Teams 100/1 or Higher|
Greg Schiano – Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Specifically, Schiano is considered to be the only man that could possibly win at this college football nuclear waste dump. That is because Schiano led Rutgers to their most successful era in history the first time he was there. It follows that this is a program that will show online wagering value sooner rather than later.
Lane Kiffin – Ole Miss Rebels
Above all Ole Miss needed a radical infusion of life and enthusiasm. Kiffin delivers that in spades. He also brings head coaching experience with success at his last stop, Florida Atlantic. Most important of all Kiffin will be an ace recruiter in the cut-throat SEC.
Mike Leach – Mississippi State Bulldogs
Likewise, to their arch-rival Ole Miss, Hail State scored a home run hire in Leach. Not necessarily because he is a cinch to succeed but because of the new faith and life he has given the program.
Sam Pittman – Arkansas Razorbacks
At the beginning of the announcement of Pittman’s hiring was a considerable disappointment. However, he quickly won fans over, showing he was “one of them” and great commitment to what will be a difficult job.
Mike Norvell – Florida State Seminoles
The Willie Taggart experiment was an unmitigated disaster, though not entirely his fault. The account of Norvell’s success at Memphis is hope for a quick College Football Betting turnaround.
Dave Aranda – Baylor Bears
To begin with, Aranda has huge shoes to fill as Matt Rhule departed for the NFL as a hero. Aranda arrives from the national champion LSU Tigers where he was the defensive coordinator.
Mel Tucker – Michigan State Spartans
Mark Dantonio retired on national signing day and seemed to leave the program in perilous shape. Tucker was hired somewhat in desperation after one season as coach of Colorado. Fashion his high marks from CU fans for recruiting and program building. Yet the fact remains he is unproven in the long run and was a rushed hire.
Colorado Buffaloes – Karl Dorrell
In the turn of Tucker’s departure, Dorrell was seen by some as the proverbial “last one at the bar.” He had a mediocre run as UCLA coach and has most recently been an NFL assistant.
Jimmy Lake – Washington Huskies
Lake was U-Dub defensive coordinator and will have a head start. Following Chris Petersen’s retirement is a program that has been well built to sustain success.
Eliah Drinkwitz – Missouri Tigers
In brief, Drinkwitz shows the value of being in the right place at the right time. Mizzou backed up the truck to him after one good season at Appalachian State. Accordingly, the Tigers couldn’t attract better known and more proven candidates.