Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost is Vegas' favorite to take over Bo Pelini's position as head coach of Nebraska, via Bovada. Frost topped my list of names to know on Sunday, while Corn Nation has concerns about his lack of head coaching experience.
Frost was the last quarterback to win a national championship at Nebraska, doing so in 1997. After a professional career, he bounced around staffs at Nebraska, Kansas State and Northern Iowa before sticking with Chip Kelly's staff at Oregon. He was promoted to offensive coordinator before the 2013 season, producing two top-five scoring offenses in his time in Eugene.
Former Rutgers and NFL head coach Greg Schiano is also listed, as are current Big Ten coordinators Tom Herman and Pat Narduzzi. Mountain West head coaches Jim McElwain and Matt Wells are considered more long shots, while Big Ten head coach Jerry Kill is considered a possible candidate.
The full list:
|Scott Frost, Oregon OC||5/2|
|Greg Schiano, unattached||15/4|
|Tom Herman, Ohio State OC||4/1|
|Pat Narduzzi, Michigan State DC||9/2|
|Jim McElwain, Colorado State||5/1|
|Jerry Kill, Minnesota||13/2|
|Matt Wells, Utah State||7/1|
Bovada is 1-for-2 on recent major head coach hirings as of late. They called Charlie Strong to Texas well before anyone else, but listed Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy as the favorite for the Florida job. Reports have since ruled Gundy out of the running.