As we finish up July, I am going to be putting up a quick fact sheet and schedule for each team in our beloved Mid-American conference. Bookmark it and use it as a cheat sheet for the season, I know I will.
The RedHawks started the season 0 fer 6, before turning it around and winning their last 6 regular season contests. The cap to the magical season fell just short, as a botched field goal attempt prevented them from beating an SEC team in their bowl game. Needless to say, expectations are high in Oxford, as they hope to keep the momentum going.
Miami RedHawks Cheat Sheet
- Head Coach: Chuck Martin, 4th season. 11-26 at Miami, 85-33 overall.
- 2016 Record: 6-7.
- 2017 Schedule:
Sept. 2 at Marshall Thundering Herd
Sept. 9 Austin Peay
Sept. 16 Cincinnati Bearcats
Sept. 23 at Central Michigan Chippewas
Sept. 30 at Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Oct. 7 Bowling Green Falcons
Oct. 14 at Kent State Golden Flashes
Oct. 21 Buffalo Bulls
Oct. 31 at Ohio Bobcats
Nov. 7 Akron Zips
Nov. 15 Eastern Michigan Eagles
Nov. 21 at Ball State Cardinals
- Starters Returning:
Special Teams, 3
- Key Returnees
Gus Ragland, Jr., QB: Went 6-1 as a starter last season after recovering from an ACL injury. Threw for 1534 yards and 17 touchdowns with just 1 interception.
James Gardner, Jr., WR: 3rd team All-MAC selection in 2016. Caught 45 passes for 750 yards and 6 touchdowns in 2016.
Junior McMullen, Jr., Linebacker: Was named Third Team All-MAC in 2016. Had 90 tackles(6 for loss) last year.
Heath Hardling, Sr., Defensive Back: First Team All-MAC in 2016. Named to the Bednarik, Nagurski, and Thorpe watch lists for 2017.
News and Notes
- The RedHawks have won 22 conference titles and appeared in 10 bowl games.
- Known as the “Cradle of Coaches” because of all the great coaches that have come through the program, including Woody Hayes, Bo Schembechler, and Ara Parseghian. More recently, Sean Payton and Jim Tressel were former Miami assistants, while John Harbaugh was a player on the team.