Things could be worse at Notre Dame. At least the Irish were entertaining in losing to Michigan 38-34.
The guy that used to call plays for the Irish is having a tougher go of it. First-year Miami (Ohio) head coach Mike Haywood’s offense is scoreless through two games. The Redhawks not only have been shut out they’ve been embarrassed, 42-0 by Kentucky and 48-0 by Boise State.
Yes, that would be last in Division I-A. The only other team not to score, Nevada, got shut out by the Irish in its opener but has yet to play a second game.
Nevada played Notre Dame. Haywood came from Notre Dame where he spent four years, most recently as – no kidding – offensive coordinator. Prior to this season, Miami (Ohio) had been shutout once since 1993 (42-0 to Colorado in 2007).
If you have to be reminded, Miami is the only school in I-A (at least) to never win a national championship in any sport.• Guess Byron Hout wasn’t too gassed from all that in-house discipline. Boise State’s defensive end/provacetuer made four tackles against Miami (Ohio) including 1.5 for loss.