It’s The College Football Betting Line No One Saw Coming
Online sportsbooks are now offering college football betting lines and giving odds on who will be the head coach for the Ohio State Buckeyes before the start of the 2018 college football season.
After the news broke of Urban Meyer’s knowledge of former assistant Zach Smith’s history of domestic violence, Sports betting websites MyBookie and BetDSI were the first to post odds on whether or not Urban Meyer would be on the sidelines for the Buckeyes for the 2018 college football season.
One popular bookmaker is currently offering 3 prop bets and with two of them are essentially whether he will be fired or will be asked to resign. The other one is a little cheeky as it references a resignation press conference Urban Meyer had in 2009.
Urban Meyer Prop Bets:
Ohio State Head Coach Urban Meyer to be fired before Game 1:
Yes (-250) / No (+175)
Ohio State Head Coach Urban Meyer to resign before Game 1:
Yes (-300) / No (+200)
In addition to whether he will be fired or will resign, oddsmakers are also is poking a bit of fun at when Urban Meyer resigned as the Florida Gators head coach and cited “health issues” as the reason for leaving.
Ohio State Head Coach Urban Meyer to claim “health issues” as a reason for resigning:
Yes (+250) / No (-300)
Other sportsbooks are taking a more “black and white” approach to the odds for who will be coaching the Ohio State Buckeyes at the start of the college football season.
Other Ohio State Head Coach Prop Bets:
Urban Meyer is the head coach of Ohio State Buckeyes on September 1, 2018?
Yes (-300) / (+240)
Head coach of Ohio State Buckeyes on September 1, 2018?
Urban Meyer (-300)
Greg Schiano (+400)
Kevin Wilson (+600)
Ryan Day (+800)
Alex Grinch (+1000)
Les Miles (+1200)
Jim Grobe (+1500)
Rich Rodriguez (+1800)
Luke Fickell (+2000)
Justin Fuente (+2500)
Jim Tressel (+3000)
Lane Kiffin (+3000)
Houston Nutt (+5000)
Joe Moorhead (+5000)
Chris Ash (+5000)
Hue Jackson (+7500)
Tom Herman (+10000)
Jim Harbaugh (+20000)
James Franklin (+20000)
Nick Saban (+20000)
It’s important to note on Wednesday night, August 1, 2018, Ohio State University placed Urban Meyer on paid administrative leave and promoted offensive coordinator Ryan Day to the role of acting head coach until the investigation is complete and a decision regarding Urban Meyer’s future with the football program has been decided.
Ryan Day currently sits at +800, which means if a bettor was to wager $100 then they would win $800 if Ryan Day is still the head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes on September 1, 2018.