Betting Odds Released For Josh Heupel to Oklahoma

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    With the college football world still reacting to Oklahoma and former head coach Lincoln Riley, more and more conversations are appearing in regards to finding Oklahoma’s replacement.

    As candidates continue to garner attention, one of the names that have significance is Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel. Due to Heupel’s initial first-year success at Tennessee, combined with his previous ties to the University of Oklahoma, Heupel’s name has continually surfaced over the weekend. In a coaching projection from CBS Sports, Heupel was the first name listed as a replacement for Oklahoma.

    However, there are also betting odds around the Oklahoma head coaching search. And while he isn’t at the top, Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel did make the cut.

    Currently, according to Sportsbetting.ag, Heupel has the sixth-best odds to be the next Oklahoma head coach. As of Monday morning, Heupel’s odds to Oklahoma have been set at +800.

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    With Heupel in the sixth spot, that means there are five candidates in front of him, including another coach from the SEC East.

    Here is the list of coaching candidates for Oklahoma, along with their respective odds from SportsBetting.

    • Luke Fickle – Cincinnatti head coach: +300
    • Bob Stoops – Oklahoma interim head coach: +425
    • Matt Campbell – Iowa State head coach: +450
    • Mark Stoops – Kentucky head coach: +600
    • Brent Venables – Clemson defensive coordinator: +750
    • Josh Heupel – Tennessee head coach: +800
    • Jay Norvell – Nevada head coach: +900
    • Dave Aranda – Baylor head coach: +950
    • Alex Grinch – Former Oklahoma defensive coordinator: +1200
    • Kliff Kingsbury – Arizona Cardinals head coach: +1400

    Additionally, here is another angle of the odds that are set:

    • Luke Fickle – Cincinnatti head coach: 3-1
    • Bob Stoops – Oklahoma interim head coach: 4-1
    • Matt Campbell – Iowa State head coach: 5-1
    • Mark Stoops – Kentucky head coach: 6-1
    • Brent Venables – Clemson defensive coordinator: 7-1
    • Josh Heupel – Tennessee head coach: 15-2
    • Dave Aranda – Baylor head coach: 8-1
    • Jay Norvell – Nevada head coach: 9-1
    • Alex Grinch – Former Oklahoma defensive coordinator: 12-1
    • Kliff Kingsbury – Arizona Cardinals head coach: 16-1
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