Miami (OH) Gave Their New Coach a Crusty Children's Jersey at His Introductory Press Conference

By DJ Byrnes on December 5, 2013 at 4:24a
Football coach Chuck Martin, left, and athletic director David Sayler are ready to move the RedHawks forward. Provided/Miami U.


OXFORD — In introducing Chuck Martin as its 36th head football coach on Wednesday, Miami pulled out all the stops: marching band, cheerleaders, mascot Swoop. Two of the backdrops bore the familiar Cradle of Coaches branding with the 15 Mid-American Conference championship years emblazoned along the top.

Martin, 45, wore a tie with the beveled M logo and said the right things about the school’s coaching lineage and how the bucolic campus awash in red brick was “a special place.”

But make no mistake: Martin was hired not for his reverence for the school’s storied history but for his vision for making some of his own.

Well, Miami didn't pull out ALL the stops to introduce their new coach. What's going on with that jersey? It looks crusty, and as Derek Zoolander would say, "WHAT IS THIS!?!? A REPLICA JERSEY FOR AN ANT!?" 

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