Miami University announced the firing of head football coach Don Treadwell Sunday morning. The 'Hawks started the season 0-5 including a 21-9 loss Saturday to Central Michigan.
Wow: Miami AD David Sayler announces football coach Don Treadwell has been relieved of his responsibilities immediately— Lance McAlister (@LanceMcAlister) October 6, 2013
About time. Embarrassed for the MAC and a proud program over there. RT @CFTalk: Miami (OH) has fired head coach Don Treadwell.— Rob Cornelius (@robcwv) October 6, 2013
The MAC tolerates no weakness. RT @CFTalk: Miami (OH) has fired head coach Don Treadwell.— edsbs (@edsbs) October 6, 2013
@LanceMcAlister 400,00 for 2 years and a 900,00 buyout...roughly 1.7 mil???— Chris Stewart (@ChrisStew17) October 6, 2013
But Treadwell wasn't the only one fired, his offensive coordinator John Klacik, most famous for nearly ruining a D-II program during his time as its head coach, was also canned.
Miami University has fired Coach Treadwell along with our Offensive Coordinator!!! #MIAMIREDHAWKS— Brian Munn (@bmunn94) October 6, 2013
I'm not sure John Klacik should ever coach another football game again, at any level— Josh Tejkl (@jjtejkl) October 6, 2013
Of course an 0-5 start offers plenty of reasons to fire your coach:
Lose to CMU = get fired nowadays. RT @HollyAnderson In unrelated news, Don Treadwell's fired. At least it's October?— Ryan Czachorski (@czach1r) October 6, 2013
With a game against UMass this Saturday, Miami is in the market for a new coach. Several names started to pop up almost immediately.
Lane Kiffin is such a baby. Does that mean he'd be perfect for the Miami (Ohio) job? #CradleOfCoaches— Steve Greenberg (@SLGreenberg) October 6, 2013
Everything is falling into place. #RonZook4MiamiU— Matt Sussman (@suss2hyphens) October 6, 2013
The thought of the Zooker in the MAC has me giddy— Jason Arkley (@JasonAmessenger) October 6, 2013
But Treadwell is also in the market for a new job, naturally Twitter is here to help:
Next USC Coach? Hmmm?? RT @BFeldmanCBS Miami Ohio fired head coach Don Treadwell. He was 8-21.— Ian (@ianistweeting) October 6, 2013
Please MSU, please. @ChrisVannini: Miami (OH) dismisses HC Don Treadwell and OC John Klacik.— Garek (@WingKingService) October 6, 2013
"@joerexrode: Tough day for Treadwell family as former MSU OC Don Treadwell is fired at Miami, Ohio." Bring him back to MSU!!!!!— Allison Adams (@Allison0408) October 6, 2013
To me, it's a no brainer to bring back Don Treadwell as the OC for MSU— Andrew Erdman (@AndrewJErdman) October 6, 2013
But wait, Miami has already named an interim head coach, tabbing former RedHawks quarterback and current QB/receivers coach as the man tasked with trying to salvage this season:
Rumor mill says that Mike Bath will serve as interim Head Coach. Great decision. Bath was MU's QB in late 90s and posted a 23-10 record.— Adam Dietrich (@RedHawkInsider) October 6, 2013
RedHawks name Mike Bath interim head football coach. Helped shape ol' Zac Dysert into the 7th-round pick he'd become— Eric Kay (@ekaycbs) October 6, 2013