Looking at a Miami (Ohio) RedHawks stats sheet from last year, trying to find something they were good at would be harder than any game of “Where’s Waldo?”
One of the most historically successful MAC schools has now succeeded in its slide off the face of the earth. The Redhawks were literally terrible at everything. They had the worst offense in college football last year and the 106th ranked defense. This made for an 0-12 season with only two games that Miami was within a possession of winning and only four games they didn’t lose by three scores or more. Seriously, this team was awful. You couldn’t hit more bottom if you tried.
The worst part of the team was offense, so the RedHawks have now turned to former Notre Dame Offensive Coordinator Chuck Martin to resurrect the program. Martin has run very efficient offenses with the Irish over the past four years, and he has experience winning as a head coach after spending six years at Grand Valley State, in which he never had fewer than 10 wins and won back to back NCAA Division II championships in 2005 and 2006 as his team won 40 consecutive games from 2005 to 2007. His 74-7 record there is very
Now, Martin is tasked with turning around a team with Division II talent in an FBS conference. Not an easy job, made harder by the fact that he has the worst recruiting class in the MAC coming in for the 2014 season according to Rivals.
Adding to the chaos, the RedHawks will have to begin a new era at quarterback, although given the play at that position last year, nothing will really change.
If the RedHawks are to accomplish anything this year, it’ll have to be through Martin’s brilliant X’s and O’s abilities. There is nothing to look forward to otherwise with a program that might as well be coming off of a death penalty in college football it’s so bad.
So are there any redeeming qualities on the field to be excited about? Just a few.