Brian Kelly

Pick 6: Kelly, Rodriguez, Mora in need of improvement in '17

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...

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