For the third time in just six weeks of the 2013 season, a head coach has been sent to the coaching unemployment line.
The latest to dismiss its head coach is Miami of Ohio, with the university announcing Sunday afternoon that Don Treadwell has been “relieved of his responsibilities.” Additionally, offensive coordinator John Klacik has been relieved of his duties, effective immediately.
The RedHawks have lost all five games they’ve played this season, and are arguably the worst team at the FBS level.
“I have decided to make a change in our football leadership now in hopes of seeing improved performance for the rest of the season,” said athletic director David Sayler in a statement. “Miami University takes the interest of our student-athletes seriously and this decision is the result of the past nine months since I’ve been on the job.
“Don is a great man, nobody can disagree with that, but I felt a change was needed immediately in the direction of the program. That direction involves making our program relevant again and restoring pride that should accompany being the all-time winningest program in the MAC.”
Treadwell, who played his college football for the RedHawks, was hired by Miami Dec. 31, 2010, after spending the previous four years as Michigan State’s offensive coordinator. He replaced Michael Haywood, who (very briefly) took over the Pittsburgh job.
In two-plus seasons at his alma mater, Treadwell compiled a record of 8-21.
This season, the RedHawks hit rock bottom. Remembering there are 123 teams at the FBS level, Miami is currently 115th or worse in scoring offense (122nd), passing offense (120th), rushing defense (116th) and rushing offense (115th). The RedHawks are T-106th in scoring defense and 91st in passing defense.
The RedHawks have lost their five games this season by an average score of 35.6 to 8.8. They are currently in the midst of a nine-game losing streak,