Miami (Ohio) fired head coach Don Treadwell and offensive coordinator John Klacik on Sunday afternoon.
The RedHawks fell to 0-5 on Saturday following a 21-9 loss to Central Michigan. Miami (Ohio) has dropped nine straight games and 11 of its last 12 dating back to last season. Taking over in 2011 after four seasons as Michigan State's offensive coordinator, Treadwell posted an 8-21 record at his alma mater. Treadwell was hired to replace Mike Haywood, who led Miami (Ohio) to a 10-4 record and a MAC championship in 2010 before accepting the Pittsburgh head coaching job.
“I have decided to make a change in our football leadership now in hopes of seeing improved performance for the rest of the season,” athletics director David Sayler said in the school's official announcement. “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.”
Sources tell us that quarterbacks / receivers coach Mike Bath will take over as interim head coach.
Treadwell is the third FBS head coach to be let go in the first six weeks of the season, following USC's Lane Kiffin and Connecticut's Paul Pasqualoni.
The RedHawks play again this Saturday, visiting fellow 0-5 MAC foe Massachusetts (3 p.m. ET, ESPN3).
As always, we will provide updates as they become available.
Update: Quarterbacks/wide receivers coach Mike Bath will be the interim coach, and sources tell us Taylor Housewright, a former teammate of Bath's at Ashland University in Ohio, will join the staff.