The 2017 Miami RedHawks’ football season began with optimism and thoughts that Chuck Martin had finally turned the corner with his program, making the Red and White a favorite to win the MAC East. After countless disappointing losses, the RedHawks’ season has turned into a collection of missed opportunities, yet coming into their Halloween matchup against Ohio, Miami had one last chance to flip the script on the 2017 story. A win Tuesday would have moved the ‘Hawks into a tie for second place with Ohio and a chance the following week to move into first. However, turnovers, penalties...Read More
Entering Saturday, the Miami football team appeared to be one loss away from falling apart — the RedHawks were nursing a three-game losing streak, including two gut-wrenching conference defeats to go along with a blowout at Notre Dame. With a loss Saturday, the Red and White would have moved to 1-3 in the MAC East with little to no chance for making a run at a division title. With that pressure in mind, the ‘Hawks played an angry, physical and determined football game, defeating the Buffalo Bulls 24-14. “There was a focus about our group,” Miami Head Coach Chuck...Read More
Oct 20, 2017 | Uncategorized
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
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