Sports Illustrated ranked coaches who are under the most pressure to produce in 2017. Three hail from the Pac-12. Who are the coaches to watch out for?
Rich Rodriguez, Arizona Wildcats: This is a telling year for Rodriguez. Arizona went 3-9 last season and have gone 4-14 against the Pac-12 the last three seasons. The man who hired him (Greg Byrne, Arizona athletic director) has been hired as the new Alabama athletic director.
Todd Graham, Arizona State Sun Devils: Not too far away from Rich-Rod, Graham is also coming off a lean year. The good news for Graham is that ASU is in a better place to recover, but they are in one of the most difficult divisions in college football to make huge steps back to national prominence. Can ASU win the Pac-12 South in the near future?
Jim Mora, UCLA Bruins: UCLA went in the wrong direction last year after four seasons of eight wins or more (and three seasons of ten wins or more). Can Jim Mora fix this situation with Josh Rosen and a talented squad that is ready to compete?