Jan 22, 2020; Kissimmiee, Florida, USA; Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman during AFC practice at ESPN Wide World of Sports. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Stanford contacts Ravens OC Greg Roman

Stanford discussed its coaching vacancy with Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman.

The Cardinal are beginning the search for a replacement for David Shaw, who resigned after 12 seasons at Stanford.

Roman was contacted by Stanford regarding the job, the Baltimore Ravens confirmed.

“Greg talked to me, said there’s been some contact there,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Wednesday. “I think it’s very preliminary right now. We have really great coaches, they’re going to have opportunities. We try to encourage that and support that any way we can.”

Roman has been an assistant coach with the Ravens since 2017 and was an offensive assistant at Stanford in 2009 and 2010 under Jim Harbaugh.

Harbaugh ended the chat about Roman with media when asked if his play-caller’s replacement was on the current Baltimore staff.

“We’ll cross that bridge when we get there,” Harbaugh said. “I think we’re pretty far from that at this point.”

–Field Level Media

Oct 8, 2022; Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA;  Texas A&M Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher prior to a game against the  Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher big favorite to be next coach fired

Jimbo Fisher has gone from sparring with Nick Saban over NIL deals to fighting for his job in just six short months.

The Aggies opened the season ranked No. 6 in the AP Top 25 and viewed as a potential title contender. However, Texas A&M has stumbled to a 3-5 record that leaves have stumbled to a 3-5 record that leaves the program battling just to become bowl-eligible.

After opening their SEC schedule with a come-from-behind win at Arkansas, the Aggies have suffered four consecutive defeats. After the latest — a 31-28 setback at bitter rival Ole Miss — Fisher has been installed as the +200 favorite by SportsBetting.ag to be the next FBS coach fired this season.

Texas A&M suffered its first loss of the season at home in shocking fashion to Appalachian State. The Aggies appeared to put the wheels back on the wagon with wins over Miami and Arkansas before the four-game skid, with the past three losses coming by a combined 13 points.

Complicating matters is the massive 10-year contract extension Fisher signed last year. If Texas A&M were to fire Fisher after the 2022 season, the school would be on the hook for nearly $86 million.

His fate in College Station could be determined by the Aggies’ final three SEC games — at home versus Florida this Saturday followed by a road game against Auburn, which just fired its coach, Bryan Harsin, and the regular-season finale against LSU on Nov. 26.

The next-shortest odds to be the next coach fired belong to South Florida’s Jeff Scott at +350 and Stanford’s David Shaw at +500.

Next Coach Fired Odds
Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M (+200)
Jeff Scott, South Florida (+350)
David Shaw, Stanford (+500)
Steve Sarkisian, Texas (+700)
Justin Wilcox, Cal (+750)
Jedd Fisch, Arizona (+800)
Jeff Haley, Boston College (+900)
Neal Brown, West Virginia (+900)
Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern (+1200)
Ken Niumatalolo, Navy (+1600)
Mel Tucker, Michigan State (+2500)
Mario Cristobal, Miami (+3300)
Brent Venables, Oklahoma (+5000)

Harsin became the sixth Power 5 coach fired this season on Monday. He followed Scott Frost (Nebraska), Herm Edwards (Arizona State), Geoff Collins (Georgia Tech), Paul Chryst (Wisconsin) and Karl Dorrell (Colorado).

–Field Level Media

Sep 10, 2022; Stanford, California, USA;  Stanford Cardinal head coach David Shaw smiles before the start of the first quarter against the USC Trojans at Stanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Power 5 Hot Seats: Stanford’s David Shaw next to go?

Nebraska’s Scott Frost and Arizona State’s Herm Edwards didn’t make it a month into the 2022 season before becoming the first two Power 5 coaches let go by their programs in an eight-day span.

After Edwards ‘mutually’ agreed to part ways with the Sun Devils program on Sunday, West Virginia’s Neal Brown was installed as the 4-1 favorite to be the next Power 5 coached fired by SportsBetting.ag.

The Mountaineers opened the season 0-2 for the first time in more than four decades with losses at Pittsburgh and at home against Kansas before rebounding with a 65-7 victory over Towson on Saturday. However, that did little to cool the heat under Brown’s seat as he sits with an 18-20 career record at West Virginia and has yet to get the Mountaineers into the national rankings.

Brown’s fate could be determined by upcoming games at Virginia Tech and Texas followed by a home game against Baylor, with all three opponents currently 2-1.

The next shortest odds belong to Stanford’s David Shaw at 5-1.

After an opening win against Colgate, the Cardinal weren’t competitive in a 41-28 home loss to Southern Cal last week. Stanford travels to Washington and Oregon the next two weeks before returning home to play host to Oregon State before another road trip to Notre Dame.

The Cardinal have failed to reach a bowl game the past three seasons, leaving Shaw’s long-term future very much in doubt. Shaw’s record at Stanford has fallen to 94-46 (.671 winning percentage) over 12 years, and the Cardinal are 12-20 since their last bowl appearance following the 2018 season.

That’s also the case for Geoff Collins at Georgia Tech.

The Yellow Jackets were shut out 42-0 at home by Ole Miss on Saturday, dropping Georgia Tech to 1-2. The Yellow Jackets opened the season with a 41-10 home loss to Clemson before beating Western Carolina 35-17.

Georgia Tech travels to Central Florida this week before starting ACC play with a game at Pittsburgh. Collins’ record over four years at the program has fallen to 10-27 after a successful two-year stint at Temple where he went 15-10 with the Owls.

Next NCAA Coach Fired Odds
Neal Brown, West Virginia: 4-1
David Shaw, Stanford: 5-1
Geoff Collins, Georgia Tech: 6-1
Jeff Scott, South Florida: 6-1
Chip Kelly, UCLA: 9-1
Ken Niumatalolo, Navy: 9-1
Jay Norvell, Colorado State: 10-1
Karl Dorrell, Colorado: 12-1
Scott Satterfield, Louisville: 12-1
Steve Sarkisian, Texas: 14-1
Bryan Harsin, Auburn: 16-1
Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M: 16-1
Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern: 18-1
Marcus Freeman, Notre Dame: 20-1

–Field Level Media