Kelly needs a solid season to keep his job.
Brian Kelly is entering his eighth season as the head coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, but it could be his last.
Kelly led the Fighting Irish to a disappointing 4-8 season during 2016, and another lackluster performance could lead to his dismissal.
But how many games does Notre Dame need to win for Kelly to keep his job?
Pat Forde was a guest on The Dan Patrick Show and noted that Kelly is in trouble if Notre Dame suffers another 4-8 or 6-6 season.
Forde also noted that Notre Dame wants to hang on to Kelly, but a subpar season would make them reevaluate that choice.
Notre Dame opens the season against Temple, before taking on a solid Georgia squad.