Jan. 8, 2011
-- The Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) football team has won the inaugural “Ohio Sports Team Of The Year” award, annually presented by Ohioquotes.com to the state’s premier athletic team. On January 7th, Miami upset Middle Tennessee State University to win the GoDaddy.com Bowl in front of more than 38,000 fans. The win capped a historic season that saw the Redhawks become the first team in the history of Division 1 football to win 10 games in a season after recording double-digit losses the previous season.
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By beating Middle Tennessee State, Miami finished 10-4, including a win over nationally ranked Northern Illinois in the MAC Championship game. Redshirt freshman quarterback Austin Boucher was named the MVP of the GoDaddy.com Bowl by throwing for 288 yards and two touchdowns. Miami’s starting quarterback Zac Dysert was injured earlier in the year and never returned.
Miami was coached by Lance Guidry, who served as the interim head coach for former Redhawk wide receiver Don Treadwell, who was named head coach last week. Treadwell was previously the offensive coordinator at Michigan State.
Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio and is nationally recognized as one the nation’s outstanding undergraduate institutions and also is known as the “Cradle Of Coaches.” Legendary football coaches with roots at Miami include Woody Hayes, Paul Brown, Ara Parseghian, Weeb Ewbank and Sid Gillman. Currently, more than 100 coaches are active in coaching or administrative work at the professional and collegiate level.
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