The Miami Redhawks were the biggest surprise in college football in 2010 as they won the MAC Championship after going 1-11 the year prior. Head Coach Mike Haywood was hired by Pittsburgh following the Redhawks stunning turnaround, but he was subsequently fired following an arrest for felony domestic violence charges. Don Treadwell stepped in for Haywood at Miami, but the team's results have been subpar on his watch. The Redhawks are 8-16 under Treadwell; however, Miami may be positioned for a turnaround this season. The odds makers at 5Dimes are not forecasting that, though. The Redhawks are drawing +2000 odds to win the conference ($100 wins $2000) and +850 odds to finish atop the East Division. 2013 College Football Predictions at the offshore book also have Miami favored to win fewer than 4.5 games at -180 odds ($180 wins $100).
Miami is entering its third year with Treadwell as head coach, which means the players should be familiar with his schemes and methodologies. Treadwell also returns a number of experienced players from last year's team (14 starters, 52 lettermen), but scheduling could be a problem for the Redhawks. Non-conference games against Marshall and Cincinnati are probable losses as are conference meetings with Ohio, Bowling Green, Kent State, and Buffalo. That leaves Miami with potential swing games against Kentucky, Illinois, Ball State, Central Michigan, and Akon.
Miami Redhawks 2013 College Football Predictions:
Miami, OH Odds to win the 2014 BCS National Championship +990000
Miami, OH Odds to win the 2013 MAC Championship +2000 (eight of 13)
Miami, OH Odds to win the MAC East Division +850 (five of seven)
Miami, OH Regular Season Wins: Over 4.5 (+140), Under 4.5 (-180)
Miami, OH 2013 Schedule:
8/31 at Marshall
9/7 at Kentucky
9/28 at Illinois
10/5 Central Michigan
10/12 at Massachusetts
10/26 at Ohio
11/5 Bowling Green
11/13 at Kent State
11/29 Ball State
College Football Week 1 Lines Updated
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