2010 Miami RedHawks football team

The 2010 Miami RedHawks football team represented Miami University during the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The RedHawks, led by second-year head coach Michael Haywood and interim head coach Lance Guidry during their bowl game, competed in the East Division of the Mid-American Conference and played their home games at Yager Stadium. They finished the season 10–4, 7–1 in MAC play and were East Division champions. They advanced to the MAC Championship where they defeated Northern Illinois 26–21 to become MAC champions. They were invited to the GoDaddy.com Bowl where they defeated Middle Tennessee 35–21. They became the first team in college football history to win ten games the year after they lost ten or more games (1–11 in 2009).

2010 Miami RedHawks football
Miami Redhawks logo.svg
MAC champion
MAC East Division champion
GoDaddy.com Bowl champion
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionEast
2010 record10–4 (7–1 MAC)
Head coachMichael Haywood (2nd year)
Lance Guidry (interim)
Offensive coordinatorMorris Watts (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorCarl Reese (2nd season)
Home stadiumYager Stadium
(Capacity: 24,286)
Seasons
← 2009
2011 →
2010 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Miami x$   7 1         10 4  
Ohio   6 2         8 5  
Temple   5 3         8 4  
Kent State   4 4         5 7  
Bowling Green   1 7         2 10  
Buffalo   1 7         2 10  
Akron   1 7         1 11  
West Division
Northern Illinois x   8 0         11 3  
Toledo   7 1         8 5  
Western Michigan   5 3         6 6  
Ball State   3 5         4 8  
Central Michigan   2 6         3 9  
Eastern Michigan   2 6         2 10  
Championship: Miami 26, Northern Illinois 21
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 412:00 p.m.at No. 3 Florida*ESPNL 12–3490,178[1]
September 112:00 p.m.Eastern MichiganONN/STOW 28–2112,857[2]
September 183:30 p.m.Colorado State*
  • Yager Stadium
  • Oxford, OH
ONNW 31–1016,691[3]
September 252:00 p.m.at No. 24 Missouri*L 13–5160,329[4]
October 21:00 p.m.Kent State
  • Yager Stadium
  • Oxford, OH
W 27–2117,666[5]
October 97:00 p.m.at Cincinnati*ESPN3L 3–4533,909
October 1612:00 p.m.at Central MichiganESPN+W 27–2024,761[6]
October 231:00 p.m.Ohio 
  • Yager Stadium
  • Oxford, OH
L 13–3417,144[7]
October 303:30 p.m.at BuffaloW 21–912,786[8]
November 108:00 p.m.at Bowling GreenESPN2W 24–2112,073[9]
November 176:00 p.m.at AkronESPNUW 19–147,671[10]
November 237:00 p.m.Temple
  • Yager Stadium
  • Oxford, OH
ESPN2W 23–313,235[11]
December 37:00 p.m.vs. No. 23 Northern IllinoisESPN2W 26–2112,031[12]
January 6, 20118:00 p.m.vs. Middle Tennessee*ESPNW 35–2138,168[13]

Coaching changeEdit

It was announced that Mike Haywood would be leaving the RedHawks immediately on December 16, 2010, so that he could be hired to take over the program at the University of Pittsburgh. Miami named defensive backs coach Lance Guidry as the interim head coach for the bowl game.[14] 2 weeks after taking the Pitt job, Haywood was arrested in South Bend, Indiana on December 31, 2010, on felony domestic violence charges.[15] He was released on bond on January 1, 2011, and only hours later was fired by Pitt before ever coaching a game.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Miami (OH) RedHawks vs. Florida Gators Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on September 7, 2010. Retrieved September 4, 2010.
  2. ^ "Miami (OH) RedHawks vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 21, 2010. Retrieved September 11, 2010.
  3. ^ "Colorado State Rams vs. Miami (OH) RedHawks Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on September 22, 2010. Retrieved September 19, 2010.
  4. ^ http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=302680142
  5. ^ http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=302750193
  6. ^ http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=302892117
  7. ^ http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=302960193
  8. ^ http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=303032084
  9. ^ http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=303140189
  10. ^ http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=303212006&confId=15
  11. ^ http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=303270193
  12. ^ "Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Miami (OH) RedHawks Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 7, 2011.
  13. ^ "Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs. Miami (OH) RedHawks Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 6, 2011.
  14. ^ http://www.muredhawks.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/guidry_lance00.html[permanent dead link]
  15. ^ "Mike Haywood Fired: Pittsburgh Football Coach Gone After Arrest". Huffington Post. January 1, 2011.