Hot Seat Watch: 5 coaches who need to win Week 11

Nov 5, 2016; Pullman, WA, USA; Arizona Wildcats head coach Rich Rodriguez looks on against the Washington State Cougars during the second half at Martin Stadium. The Cougars won 69-7. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 5, 2016; Pullman, WA, USA; Arizona Wildcats head coach Rich Rodriguez looks on against the Washington State Cougars during the second half at Martin Stadium. The Cougars won 69-7. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports /
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Nov 5, 2016; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly watches in the first quarter against the Navy Midshipmen at EverBank Field. Navy won 28-27. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 5, 2016; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly watches in the first quarter against the Navy Midshipmen at EverBank Field. Navy won 28-27. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports /

2. Brian Kelly

As soon as the 2016 season ends, all eyes are going to be on what the Notre Dame Fighting Irish do with head coach Brian Kelly. He is firmly planted on the hot seat with a disappointing 3-6 record right now and missing a bowl game is unacceptable by the program’s standards.

They are facing a struggling Army team this week and should get the win, but that’s no guarantee either with the way they are struggling. Making a bowl game is almost out of reach at this point and the Fighting Irish are going to look for answers.

Those answers could start with a coaching staff that didn’t have the team that they thought they did. They have a quarterback with tremendous talent, but the team around him hasn’t been that great either.

While they lost plenty of talent to the NFL Draft and a transition was expected, they shouldn’t be this bad. That’s solely the reason he is even on the hot seat and could wind up not being the head coach of the team soon.