Mark Helfrich went into last season with a 33-8 record in three years as Oregon coach and an appearance in the national championship game.
He then went 4-8 and was fired. Point is, just about every coach outside of Nick Saban and Urban Meyer can be considered on the hot seat.
For this exercise, let's narrow the definition: a coach who is in danger of being fired if his team does not improve upon last season. Finances also have to be taken into consideration. Paying an eight-figure buyout is just not something most schools want to do.
Six coaches who need to get better in 2017:
Dave Doeren, North Carolina State
Doeren was in trouble last season, but the...