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Head coach Kalen DeBoer of the Washington Huskies looks on as we look at the best Alabama next head coach odds
Head coach Kalen DeBoer of the Washington Huskies looks on in the first half against the Michigan Wolverines during the 2024 CFP National Championship game at NRG Stadium on January 08, 2024 in Houston, Texas. Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images via AFP.

Kalen DeBoer was the betting favorite by the odds to be Alabama's next head football coach from our best college football betting sites, and he's now expected to land the coveted position.

Nick Saban's surprise retirement was the news of the week in college football following Michigan's victory over Washington in the 2024 College Football Championship.

Now, former Huskies head coach Kalen DeBoer is reported to be taking the position of Alabama's next head coach.

Alabama's next head coach odds

Odds courtesy FanDuel as of Jan. 12.

CandidateOdds (FanDuel)
Kalen DeBoer-250
Dabo Swinney+600
Tommy Rees+800
Jedd Fisch+2000
Lane Kiffin+2000
DeMeco Ryans+2700
James Franklin+4000
Pat Shurmur+4000
Billy Napier+5000
Brian Daboll+5000

Favorite to be Alabama's next head coach

Kalen DeBoer (-250 via FanDuel)

DeBoer guided the Washington Huskies to a 14-1 record during the 2023 college football season and a Pac-12 Championship win over Oregon to earn his team a berth in the 2024 national championship game, where they lost 34-13 to Michigan.

That was the crown achievement thus far for the 49-year-old coach. DeBoer went 12-6 over one-and-a-half years at Fresno State before jumping to Washington and accumulating a 25-3 record over his first two seasons at the helm. His recent accomplishments could be enough to quench the thirst for flare in Alabama following Saban's retirement.

DeBoer also has age on his side, as he would potentially be replacing the 72-year-old Saban, who had been the head coach of the Crimson Tide since 2007. It's unlikely anyone in Alabama wants to repeat this process in the near future after nearly two decades of stability. 

DeBoer's odds to be Alabama's next head coach plummeted from an opening number of +300 to -175 early Friday morning, and to -250 by Friday afternoon amid reports he canceled a local in-person radio spot.

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