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|
MAC East Division champion
GoDaddy.com Bowl champion
|2010 record||10–4 (7–1 MAC)|
|Head coach||Michael Haywood (2nd year)|
Lance Guidry (interim)
|Offensive coordinator||Morris Watts (1st season)|
|Defensive coordinator||Carl Reese (2nd season)|
|Home stadium||Yager Stadium|
|2010 Mid-American Conference football standings|
|Northern Illinois x||8||–||0||11||–||3|
|Championship: Miami 26, Northern Illinois 21|
|September 4||12:00 p.m.||at No. 3 Florida*||ESPN||L 12–34||90,178|
|September 11||2:00 p.m.||Eastern Michigan||ONN/STO||W 28–21||12,857|
|September 18||3:30 p.m.||Colorado State*||ONN||W 31–10||16,691|
|September 25||2:00 p.m.||at No. 24 Missouri*||L 13–51||60,329|
|October 2||1:00 p.m.||Kent State||W 27–21||17,666|
|October 9||7:00 p.m.||at Cincinnati*||ESPN3||L 3–45||33,909|
|October 16||12:00 p.m.||at Central Michigan||ESPN+||W 27–20||24,761|
|October 23||1:00 p.m.||Ohio||L 13–34||17,144|
|October 30||3:30 p.m.||at Buffalo||W 21–9||12,786|
|November 10||8:00 p.m.||at Bowling Green||ESPN2||W 24–21||12,073|
|November 17||6:00 p.m.||at Akron||ESPNU||W 19–14||7,671|
|November 23||7:00 p.m.||Temple||ESPN2||W 23–3||13,235|
|December 3||7:00 p.m.||vs. No. 23 Northern Illinois||ESPN2||W 26–21||12,031|
|January 6, 2011||8:00 p.m.||vs. Middle Tennessee*||ESPN||W 35–21||38,168|
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. 2 weeks after taking the Pitt job, Haywood was arrested in South Bend, Indiana on December 31, 2010, on felony domestic violence charges. He was released on bond on January 1, 2011, and only hours later was fired by Pitt before ever coaching a game.
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- "Miami (OH) RedHawks vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on October 21, 2010. Retrieved September 11, 2010.
- "Colorado State Rams vs. Miami (OH) RedHawks Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on September 22, 2010. Retrieved September 19, 2010.
- "Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Miami (OH) RedHawks Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 7, 2011.
- "Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders vs. Miami (OH) RedHawks Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 6, 2011.
- http://www.muredhawks.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/guidry_lance00.html[permanent dead link]
- "Mike Haywood Fired: Pittsburgh Football Coach Gone After Arrest". Huffington Post. January 1, 2011.
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