Belichick And Saban Departures Spark Coaching Prop Bets

Bill Belichick and Nick Saban on an open highway

Bill Belichick and Nick Saban on an open highway

On Wednesday, one of the greatest college football head coaches of all time decided to call it a career. Nick Saban will no longer hold the position of head coach for the Alabama Crimson Tide. Since 2007, Saban has led Alabama to six NCAAF National Championships and nine SEC titles.

The following day, the New England Patriots and their longtime head coach, Bill Belichick, mutually agreed to part ways. Belichick has won more Super Bowl Championships (6) than any other coach in the history of the NFL.

Saban and Belichick spent four years together on the coaching staff of the Cleveland Browns between 1991 and 1994, although neither experienced much success during that particular tenure.

While Saban appears poised to enjoy retirement, Coach Belichick’s competitive spirit still burns brightly. Bill is only 14 victories away from tying the all-time mark that Don Shula set back in 1995 and needs to win a Lombardi without Brady to cement his legacy.

Online college football sportsbooks have responded to the Alabama coaching vacancy with the following prop bet.

Odds For The Next Alabama Head Coach

Dabo Swinney +105
Kalen DeBoer +125
Mike Norvell +325
Lane Kiffin +900
Steve Sarkisian +900
Dan Lanning +2500
Glenn Schumann +4000
DeMeco Ryans +5000
Kirby Smart +5000
Deion Sanders +6600

Clemson’s Dabo Swinney leads the odds to become the next head coach of the Crimson Tide, but Washington’s Kalen DeBoer only trails him by 20 points. FSU’s Mike Norvell is also in the running.

While there are no odds for betting on the New England Patriots and their next coaching hire, Belichick has popped up in NFL props for the vacancies of several franchises.

Bill is the leading candidate to become the next head coach for the Tennessee Titans and the Atlanta Falcons.

Odds For The Next Titans Head Coach

Bill Belichick +400
Bobby Slowik +400
Mike MacDonald +500
Ben Johnson +600
Mike Kafka +700
Dan Quinn +850
Jim Harbaugh +1000
Eric Bieniemy +1000
Antonio Pierce +1000
Brian Callahan +1400

Odds For The Next Falcons Head Coach

Bill Belichick +100
Eric Bieniemy +300
Ben Johnson +700
Kellen Moore +800
Jim Harbaugh +1000
Bobby Slowik +1000
Mike Vrabel +1000
Dave Canales +1200
Brian Callahan +1800

Both Tennessee and Atlanta represent fairly clean slates for Belichick to work with, but the Falcons have a few more key pieces in place. Rumors were swirling about interest in Belichick from the Commanders, but reports have surfaced suggesting that the franchise is looking in a different direction.

Still, he’s featured prominently in the following NFL betting line to become the next HC of the Commanders. Leading the odds is Ben Johnson, who just led the Detroit Lions to their first division title in over 30 years.

Odds For The Next Commanders Head Coach

Ben Johnson +200
Bill Belichick +300
Jim Harbaugh +600
Mike MacDonald +900
Eric Bieniemy +1200
Brian Flores +1200
Frank Smith +1200
Raheem Morris +1200

The Los Angeles Chargers would seem to be a good fit for Belichick, but Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh may have his sights set on the NFL after winning the 2023-24 CFP National Championship.

Odds For The Next Chargers Head Coach

Jim Harbaugh -160
Ben Johnson +700
Dan Quinn +700
Bill Belichick +800
Aaron Glenn +900
Steve Wilks +1100
Eric Bieniemy +1200
Giff Smith +1400

The NFL coaching carousel is reaching maximum velocity as there are also available landing spots in Carolina, Las Vegas, and Seattle. Coach Belichick is an outside underdog for both the Panthers and Raiders positions but isn’t listed in the odds to become the next Seahawks HC.

Odds For The Next Panthers Full-Time Head Coach

Kellen Moore +200
Ben Johnson +400
Mike Macdonald +500
Bill Belichick +700
Eric Bieniemy +900
Todd Monken +1000
Brian Callahan +1000
Frank Smith +1100
Mike Vrabel +1200
Chris Tabor +1600

Odds For The Next Raiders Head Coach

Antonio Pierce -250
Jim Harbaugh +175
Bill Belichick +900
Rich Bisaccia +1600
Eric Bieniemy +1600
Ben Johnson +1800
Frank Smith +2000
Kellen Moore +2200
Ejiro Evero +2500

There does seem to be a bias for the American Football Conference when it comes to projecting Belichick’s next destination, which would explain the absence in the line for betting on the Seahawks.

Odds For The Next Seahawks Head Coach

Dan Quinn +100
Mike Vrabel +400
Bobby Slowik +600
Dave Canales +700
Mike MacDonald +800
Ben Johnson +900
Jim Harbaugh +1200
Todd Monken +1600
Aaron Glenn +1600

We advise placing your bets as soon as possible because college football and NFL sportsbooks will remove these head coaching odds as soon as information regarding new hires presents itself in the press and online.

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Author: Alan Morris