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Miami (OH) senior RB Maurice Thomas is expected to be "100 percent" for the fall.

Thomas was limited throughout the spring as he recovered from a season-ending injury (unknown). Thomas only played in three games before suffering an injury and rushed for 38 yards while adding 71 yards receiving. The former three-star recruit will look to regain his role in the offense once healthy.
Apr 25 - 7:25 PM

Miami (OH) received a commitment from three-star 2019 QB Brett Gabbert.

Gabbert is the brother of former first-round pick and current Tennessee Titan quarterback Blaine Gabbert. He picks the RedHawks over offers from most of the MAC, but he also had interest from Missouri -- Blaine's alma mater -- Pittsburgh, and Oklahoma State. He's rated as the 19th best pro-style quarterback in the class in 247 Sports composite rankings, so this is a good get for Chuck Martin in the 2019 class. This could be their quarterback of the future.
Apr 3 - 9:54 PM

ESPN's Adam Rittenberg reports that the Tennessee Titans are hiring Miami (OH) WR coach Scott Booker as a defensive assistant.

Booker was just hired by the Redhawks in January. Hope he didn't unpack his suitcase, because he's on the move again. Expect Miami to find a replacement in relatively short order.
Mar 7 - 6:18 PM

Miami (OH) HC Chuck Martin received a contract extension through the 2020 season.

This is a two-year extension for Martin, whose Redhawks are coming off a 5-7 campaign. His overall record in four years with the program stands at 14-23. While none of this is particularly encouraging, we've seen incremental improvements under his watch after he took over what had been a mess of a program in advance of the 2015 season. In 2016, Martin's crew wrapped on a six-game winning streak and made the St. Petersburg Bowl (where they lost to Mississippi State).
Mar 7 - 1:50 PM

Michigan redshirt junior QB Alex Malzone transferred to Miami (OH) as a graduate.

Moving on as a graduate, Malzone will have two years of eligibility with the Redhawks and will be eligible to play immediately come the start of the 2018 season. The 6-foot-1, 222-pounder initially joined Michigan as a four-star recruit in the 2015 class, but never found a true foothold on the depth chart with the Wolverines. He did not attempt a pass during his career in Ann Arbor. Even with the deck somewhat cleared by the exits of John O'Korn (graduation) and Wilton Speight (also transferring), Shea Patterson, Brandon Peters and Dylan McCaffrey remain on roster blocking Malzone's path toward playing time with the program. The Redhawks might not have Shea Patterson waiting in the wings, but starting QB Gus Ragland is just entering his redshirt junior year and Malzone will probably be hard-pressed for playing time in his new digs barring injury or a major step back by Ragland.
Jan 23 - 4:51 PM

Miami (OH) has hired Scott Booker to be their new WR coach.

Booker spent last year at Nebraska as a special teams and safety coach. Prior to joining the Cornhuskers, he spent five years as a special teams coordinator for Notre Dame before being let go by Brian Kelly. He's also been a tight end coach for the Irish, but this will be his first foray into coaching strictly receivers.
Source: Star Herald
Jan 22 - 12:07 PM

Miami (OH) senior DB Heath Harding accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game.

Harding (5'10/190) has been a ball hawk for the RedHawks, intercepting ten passes in his career for Miami. He also had 62 tackles in his senior season, which at least shows a willingness to be a part of the run defense as well. He currently is earning late-round and undrafted free agent grades, but will look to improve that stock with a strong showing at the event.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 04:07:00 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline believes Miami (OH) junior WR James Gardner could be one of the higher-graded senior receivers in next year's draft class.

That's if he doesn't jump to the NFL this winter. The 6-foot-4, 212-pounder posted a 47-927-11 line (19.7 YPC) in 11 games this season. His season is over because the 5-7 RedHawks didn't qualify for a bowl. "The big-play ability of this 215-pound receiver is startling, and so is his nose for the end zone," Pauline wrote.
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 03:40:00 PM

Michigan redshirt sophomore QB Alex Malzone will transfer.

A native of Michigan, Malzone was a four-star recruit in the class of 2015. He becomes the second Wolverine quarterback to announce transfer intentions this week, following Wilton Speight. Malzone never threw a pass for Michigan. And with Brandon Peters and Dylan McCaffrey on the roster and four-star recruit Joe Milton about to join them, he wasn't likely to make a move up the depth chart anytime soon.
Source: Land of 10
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 03:02:00 PM

Miami (OH) DC Matt Pawlowski will not return for the 2018 season.

Pawlowski has served as defensive or co-defensive coordinator with Miami (OH) since 2014. The Redhawks were relatively fine on that side of the ball this season in terms of the raw statistics (24.1 points per game allowed, just over 200 yards passing and 166 yards rushing surrendered on average), but HC Chuck Martin will be moving in a different direction nonetheless.
Tue, Nov 28, 2017 10:52:00 PM

Miami (OH) redshirt junior RB Kenny Young (undisclosed) is questionable for Tuesday's game against Ball State.

Young (5'7/179) was injured against Eastern Michigan last Wednesday. The redshirt junior has rushed for 772 yards (5.4 YPC) and six touchdowns this season. With Alonzo Smith questionable with an undisclosed injury concern of his own and Maurice Thomas already nixed for health reasons, it's not quite clear where the Redhawks might turn for fortification at running back if both Young and Smith are unable to play.
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 06:58:00 PM

Miami (OH) redshirt junior RB Alonzo Smith (undisclosed) is questionable for Tuesday's game against Ball State.

The absence of Smith would be a major deficit for the Redhawks, as he's rushed for 660 yards (4.6 YPC) and a pair of scores this season. Throw in an also-questionable Kenny Young and an already-ruled-out Maurice Thomas and Miami could be exceedingly thin at running back on Tuesday.
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 06:44:00 PM

Miami (OH) redshirt sophomore QB Gus Ragland completed 22-for-32 passes for 251 yards with a touchdown and an interception in Wednesday's loss to Eastern Michigan.

This has more or less been a lost season for Ragland and his team. The 6-foot-1, 211-pound redshirt sophomore missed three games with a lower-body injury and his team never really recovered. The RedHawks (4-7, 3-4 MAC) were elimated from bowl contention with the loss to EMU. They'll close out the season next week against Ball State.
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 01:43:00 PM

Miami (OH) senior TE Ryan Smith recorded five catches for 73 yards and a touchdown in Wednesday's loss to Eastern Michigan.

Compared over the summer by Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline to "a poor man’s Michael Roberts," Smith has posted a 35-454-4 line thus far in his senior season. Smith (6'4/265) isn't very athletic, but he can catch and block.
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 10:38:00 AM

Miami (OH) redshirt junior RB Kenny Young left in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's game against Eastern Michigan due to an undisclosed injury.

The exact nature and extent of the injury are not currently known. After Young exited, he was trying to get loose on the stationary bike on the sideline. We'll pass along updates as they become available. The Redhawks currently trail EMU 27-17 early in the fourth quarter.
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 10:00:00 PM

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