Bookmakers like Tom Herman, Les Miles as Texas coach in 2017

Charlie Strong is a 3/1 underdog to still be coaching Texas when the 2017 season opens. Get the odds for the top candidates to take over in Austin if the Longhorns move on from Strong.


Texas (5-5) probably has to win its last two regular-season games for Charlie Strong to have a chance of returning in 2017. This is his third straight five-loss season in Austin.

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Following the Longhorns' demoralizing 24-20 loss to West Virginia -- Texas, a 2-point home favorite, outgained the Mountaineers by 153 yards -- updated its odds on who will be coaching Texas in Week 1 of next season.  

Houston coach Tom Herman is the -130 favorite, with Strong a +300 underdog to keep his job.

Herman is an incredible 21-3 in two seasons leading the Cougars, and he was a graduate assistant at Texas in 1999 and 2000. Multiple reports this season have suggested Texas power brokers are keen on Herman.

BookMaker lists former LSU coach Les Miles next at +440. Former Baylor coach Art Briles (+2100) and current Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck (+2600) are long shots.

You can bet on the field for +145.