When Gus Ragland threw an interception for a touchdown giving the Cincinnati Bearcats a win over their rival Miami RedHawks, there was a sense of shock among the Miami community after such an improbable end to a game that looked to be a certain win. Yet hope still remained after that Week Three debacle, as the goal of a MAC championship was still attainable. A month later, the storyline of losing close games still haunts the RedHawks after a botched snap on the Falcon one-yard line gave Bowling Green their first win at Miami’s expense two weeks ago. Last...Read More
The 2017 season was supposed to be a breakout year for the Miami RedHawks football program. Following an unexpected six-game win streak in the 2016-17 season, the ‘Hawks returned starting quarterback Gus Ragland with experienced weapons on offense and an aggressive defense full of veteran playmakers. However, at the halfway point of the season the ‘Hawks sit at a disappointing 2-4. With the exception of Notre Dame, the RedHawks have had their chances to be 5-1, but improbable turnovers at crucial junctions has doomed Miami. “We’ve left some wins on the table,” head coach Chuck Martin said Monday. “We...Read More
At this time a year ago, the Miami RedHawks were winless five games through the season; the idea of a share of the Mid-American Conference East title or a bowl berth against an SEC opponent seemed like a pipe dream, yet that is exactly what happened to Chuck Martin and Co. This time around, the ‘Hawks head into week six with players such as Heath Harding, Gus Ragland, and Brad Koenig more experienced and confident with already one MAC win in the books. “[We’re] very confident,” Redshirt junior quarterback Ragland said of his team’s mindset heading into league play...Read More
Notre Dame is rich in college football culture. Between “Touchdown Jesus”, the “Play Like a Champion” sign, Notre Dame Stadium and the famed Rudy, few schools in the nation can match the tradition South Bend boasts. A building block of Notre Dame football was Coach Ara Parseghian, who led the Fighting Irish to a pair of National Titles during his time with the program. However, the roots of Coach Parseghian can be traced to Oxford, Ohio, where Parseghian played for Miami and went on to be the head coach of his alma mater before moving on to Northwestern and...Read More
The Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish is one of those rare programs in college football that seem to reload year after year, and be among the most talented in the nation every season. The Miami RedHawks knew this ahead of Saturday’s tilt in South Bend — Coach Chuck Martin likened the game to a recess pick-up game where Notre Dame gets the first 85 picks, leaving Miami with the leftovers. With that in mind, the ‘Hawks came out with a game plan to aggressively throw the ball and hope the Irish were overlooking their Mid-American Conference opponent. Unfortunately for the...Read More
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