Mike Haywood has left to become the new head coach at Pitt after leading Miami (Ohio) to a 9-4 season and a conference title. The coaching tree has come up with four potential replacements:
Don Treadwell - Michigan State Offensive Coordinator
- Coached running backs and receivers at Miami (Ohio) in 1992 and '93.
- Played wide receiver at Miami from 1978-81.
Ron Vanderlinden - Penn State Linebackers Coach
- Assistant coach at Colorado from 1983-91. Miami athletic director Brad Bates was the strength coach at Colorado from 1982-85.
Shawn Watson - Nebraska Offensive Coordinator
- Quarterback coach at Miami (Ohio) from 1990-93.
- Coached tight ends for the Redhawks from 1987-89.
Pat Narduzzi - Michigan State Defensive Coordinator
- Defensive Coordinator at Miami (Ohio) in 2003.
- Wide Receivers coach at Miami in 1992.
- Graduate assistant at Miami in 1990 and '91.