As I did for last week's coaching causalties, let's take a look at the Miami (OH) RedHawks under former head football coach Don Treadwell's tenure (2011-2013) and also take a look at the RedHawks during the previous three seasons under head coach Michael Haywood during the 2009 and 2010 seasons and Shane Montgomery during his last season as head football coach in the 2008 season. For a quick look at the Redhawks, take a look at the graph below. A more detailed analysis of the Miami (OH) Redhawks follows below using the Complex Invasion College Football Production Model.
At the end of last weekend Miami of Ohio was 0-5 with their worst loss to #116 ranked Central Michigan. Miami (OH) was ranked as the #121 team in overall productivity (out of 125) with the #121 ranked offense and the #116 ranked defense. The Redhawks played against a strength of schedule (SOS) of 58.00 which was "tougher" than the average schedule to date for the "league". Again, a teams SOS is "tougher" if it is lower than between one and two standard deviations from the average "league" SOS, which is currently the case. Given the Redhawks poor productivity, this seems to be a large reason why Miami of Ohio administrator's let Don Treadwell go.
In 2012, the Redhawk's finished again at 4-8 and was the #114 ranked team in terms of overall productivity with the #103 ranked offense and the #108 ranked defense against an average SOS of 63.08. The Redhawks best game was a 23-20 home win over #54 ranked Ohio and their worst performance was a 16-30 loss to #83 Central Michigan.
In Don Treadwell's first season as head football coach the Redhawks finished 4-8. Miami (OH) was the #75 ranked most productive team overall, with the #78 ranked offense and the #65 ranked defense. Miami of Ohio best victory was a 35-28 victory over #77 ranked Army and the Redhawk's worst performance was a 23-29 loss to #104 ranked Minnesota Gophers against an average SOS of 62.33 as compared to the "league" SOS of 64.29.
In what was coach Haywood's final season at Miami (OH), the Redhawks finished the regular season at 8-4, and won the MidAmerican Conference championship game by defeating #8 ranked Northern Illinois and then defeated the #74 ranked Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders in the Go Daddy Bowl to finish at 10-4 overall. The Redhawks were the #54 ranked team in terms of overall productivity; with the #61 ranked offense and the #44 ranked defense. The Redhawks played against a SOS of 71.21, which is average.
In Michael Haywood's inaugural season at Miami (OH) they finished the season at 1-11. Miami of Ohio only win was over #96 ranked Toledo and of their eleven losses the worst was to #93 Western Michigan all against a SOS that average. In terms of overall production, Miami of Ohio was the #121 ranked team with the #119 ranked offense and the #117 ranked defense. All in all, a season to forget.
In the last year with head coach Shane Montgomery, Miami of Ohio finished their season at 2-10. The Redhawks was the #112 ranked team in overall productivity with the #105 ranked offense and the #100 ranked defense, while playing against an average SOS as compared to the league. The Redhawks best performance was against $53 ranked Bowling Green and their worst loss was to #101 ranked Toledo.