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College football roundup: Miami of Ohio fires coach

By By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Oct 07 2013 09:21:10 AM CDT
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Miami of Ohio announced Sunday that it fired coach Don Treadwell, a day after the Redhawks lost to Central Michigan 21-19 and fell to 0-5 on the season.

"I have decided to make a change in our football leadership now in hopes of seeing improved performance for the rest of the season," athletic director David Sayler said in a statement. "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."

Offensive coordinator John Klacik was also let go.

Sayler said the school will announce an interim head coach at a later date.

Treadwell, in his third year, went 8-21 as the Redhawks' coach.

---The top five teams in both major polls remained the same, including Alabama still holding the No. 1 spot.

Alabama (5-0) received 55 of 60 first-place votes in the Associated Press top 25 poll, a day after defeating Georgia State 45-3 Saturday. The Crimson Tide got 57 of 62 top votes in the USA Today coaches poll.

No. 2 Oregon, also 5-0, picked up the remaining top votes in the AP poll after beating Colorado 57-16. In the coaches poll, Oregon got four votes and Clemson received one.

No. 3 Clemson (5-0), No. 4 Ohio State (6-0) and No. 5 Stanford (5-0) made up the rest of the AP top five. The only difference in the USA Today top five is having Clemson and Ohio State flip-flopped.

---Georgia coach Mark Richt confirmed that running back Keith Marshall and wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley both will miss the remainder of the season as a result of anterior-cruciate ligament injuries suffered against Tennessee.

Scott-Wesley is Georgia's second-leading receiver with 16 catches for 311 yards and two touchdowns. He's averaging 19.4 yards per catch. Marshall is Georgia's second-leading rusher with 246 yards and one touchdown. Starting tailback Todd Gurley missed Saturday's game with an ankle injury, and it is uncertain whether he will play in Georgia's game against Missouri on Saturday.

Also, Bulldogs wide receiver Michael Bennett, who has 14 catches for 176 yards and two scores, will have an arthroscopic procedure performed on his knee on Tuesday and will not play against Missouri. It's not clear when he will return to action.

--- Notre Dame linebacker Jarrett Grace, the team's leading tackler, is out for the rest of the season after suffering a broken leg in Saturday's 37-34 victory over Arizona State.

Grace fractured the tibia in his right leg and underwent surgery at a Dallas-area hospital. He remained hospitalized and did not travel with the team back to South Bend.

Also, Irish senior wide receiver Daniel Smith suffered a broken ankle that will end his season. He had one reception this year.

--- Senior Oklahoma linebacker Corey Nelson, the team's second-leading tackler, will have surgery to repair a partially torn pectoral muscle suffered in Saturday's victory over TCU, and he probably will miss the rest of the season as a result, ESPN.com reported Sunday.

Sooners coach Bob Stoops said Nelson will have the surgery on Tuesday.