Miami (OH) Storylines Until Dynasty wire actually lets me post me stories there...they're coming here. Maiam (OH) new hire Hix raises questions, brings new attitude to players. Miami, OH (AP) -- After firing first year Head Coach Mike Haywood after last years disappointing 1-11 season, everyone hoped that meant the school had found a coach with more experience, more recruiting connections, and an ability to bring a wining attitude back to the Redhawk program. Its easy to understand, then why most fans were confused to hear that the new head coach was even greener than their last. Coach Hix, previously the WR coach and then Offensive Coordinator for the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders, may not have the experience or football pedigree most fans were hoping for, but if the fire and determination he showed at his introductory press conference can be turned into on field results, that wining attitude may be on its way back. After spending a few moments answering all the normal questions asked a new head coach, Hix had the following to say when a group of fans questioned his competency to lead a program at such a young stage in his career. "So you want to now how a coach as green as the grass outside could possibly benefit your beloved program. Well, first, let me say this. This team is not your beloved program. I do my research...I know that this team doesn't have the same support that it once did...not like the hockey and basketball programs. That's fine. I aim to change that. i know that for a program to be supported, it must first win, not the other way around. I'm from the south. In the south, football is King. If they weren't worried about seeming effeminate, football would also be queen, prince, jester, and just about any other royal title you can think of. That is what I plan to bring to you. A drive, a focus, a desire to win so deep that you will see player's rise up, and knock down teams the talking heads in the media and even the fans don't give them a chance against. Every player on my team while give heart and soul to the betterment of their team. They will own it. They will raise it. And they will leave it in a better place for those who come behind them. We may not win every game...we may not even win most of our games...but every opponent walking off that field will know exactly what we're able to do, and with the knowledge that even if they leave that day on top...its only a matter of time before we exact our vengence and take our place as victors in the football world." Some may say its simply words, but those attending practice have felt the renewed sense of energy Coach Hix has instilled in the players. He has opened every spot to competition, no single player's starting job is safe. Week 1 for the Redhawks is a bye week, but Coach Hix has already been having his players prep for the game vs. Eastern Michigan in Week 2. Sophomore Zac Dysert had this to say. "Coach Hix is drilling us hard...I havn't had practices like this in a long time. But I can tell we're sharper, more focused. We're ready to see what we can do this year. We're going to prove last year was a fluke and that weâ€™re ready to compete day in and day out with any team. E.M. better be ready" Experience, Prestige, and Desire. one out of three doesn't sound that good...but maybe thatâ€™s all that will be needed to win.