Haywood won 9 games already this season. His team was always prepared to play and never got upset. That win against Northern Illinois in the MAC Championship with their backup quarterback was a very impressive feat. Miami's four losses in 2010:
@Florida (7-5, Outback Bowl)
@Missouri (10-2, Insight Bowl)
@Cincinnati (they sucked)
Ohio (8-4, New Orleans Bowl)
He was also a highly successful assistant coach and coordinator at big programs like Texas, LSU, and Notre Dame before becoming a head coach, including winning an award for Assistant Coach of the Year in 2005. I don't think he is a bad hire at all, but obviously I'm biased...