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Who will be the next head coach of the Los Angeles Rams? While we do not know for sure just how serious of a candidate Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh may or may not be for the job, the experts that set the gambling lines at Bovada seem to feel he is in the mix, but not the favorite.

New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is the favorite for the job according to Bovada, who listed the former head coach of the Denver Broncos at +200 to win the job. Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is next on the board at +300. Either choice would seem to make sense given their recent work running offenses quarterbacked by Tom Brady and Matt Ryan, respectively. Taking those skills to Los Angeles to work with Jared Goff could be desired by the Rams.

But what about Harbaugh, the current head coach of the Michigan Wolverines who says those who start rumors about his future are jive turkeys? Harbaugh is third on the Bovada board at +500, which feels like a pretty decent bet regardless of what Harbaugh says. Harbaugh isn’t the only college coach worth considering, according to Bovada. UCLA head coach Jim Mora, a coach with previous NFL coaching experience like Harbaugh, is listed at +600. Considering the year Mora just had in Westwood, this may not be a great bet.

You know what else isn’t a great bet? Betting on Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll at +1600. Why don’t you just send me whatever money you were going to bet?

Of course, no coaching search bet is complete without the one and only Jon Gruden. Gruden rumors have been floating around for many years now, and Bovada has him on the board for the Rams job as well. Betting Gruden at +700 is not advisable either.

[Bovada]

About Kevin McGuire

Contributor to NBCSports.com's College Football Talk, Athlon Sports and The Comeback. Host of the No 2-Minute Warning Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio and iHeart Radio. FWAA member and Philadelphia-area resident.

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