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RE: Toledo FB Picked For 8 Wins
(06-01-2021 12:23 PM)FMRocket Wrote:  
(06-01-2021 07:42 AM)Boca Rocket Wrote:  12+
A healthy Bradley is the starter. Really need to develop backups.
Fix the OL and Special Teams.

D. Finn or T. Gleason need to step up as a capable backup QB...
Also wish they could have brought in a couple of 310 lb. OL transfers for depth ...

so do D. Finn or T. Gleason, not to mention Bradley.

Seems the last couple years we had good line potential that was one injury away from being so-so and then that injury happened early.
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RE: Toledo FB Picked For 8 Wins
The only acceptable loss this year is Notre Dame. Aside from that, there is no excuse for Toledo not to win the MAC. I think the defense will be stellar with another year and spring practice under its belt. The offense is loaded at wr and has at least 3 capable backs. Whoever starts at qb should not have to be a hero. They just need to manage the game. The three keys to this season are the development of the o-line, having the team mentally prepared for a 60 minute fight, and the kicking game. The o-line has endured key injuries that last couple of years, but I have not seen quality in the depth. Koback is a fine running back, but if they can't open holes for him, the running game is in jeopardy and more pressure will be on the qb to make plays. The opening 30 minutes of the Ball State game, and the waning minutes of the Western Michigan game are what prevented a championship last year. I don't know that Candle has the characteristics needed to motivate and prepare a team for a big game, but perhaps the assistants around him can. Kehres and Kuligowski have done wonders with the defense in a short time, perhaps their energy and focus can spill over to rest of the team. Perhaps Candle finally has the right combination of assistant coaches to make it work. Sometime you don't have to be the best head coach, if you build a great coaching staff. The West is not an easy division this year, but Toledo has over 20 returning starters this season. Time to get it done.
06-03-2021 10:29 PM
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RE: Toledo FB Picked For 8 Wins
(06-03-2021 10:29 PM)falconplucker Wrote:  The only acceptable loss this year is Notre Dame. Aside from that, there is no excuse for Toledo not to win the MAC. I think the defense will be stellar with another year and spring practice under its belt. The offense is loaded at wr and has at least 3 capable backs. Whoever starts at qb should not have to be a hero. They just need to manage the game. The three keys to this season are the development of the o-line, having the team mentally prepared for a 60 minute fight, and the kicking game. The o-line has endured key injuries that last couple of years, but I have not seen quality in the depth. Koback is a fine running back, but if they can't open holes for him, the running game is in jeopardy and more pressure will be on the qb to make plays. The opening 30 minutes of the Ball State game, and the waning minutes of the Western Michigan game are what prevented a championship last year. I don't know that Candle has the characteristics needed to motivate and prepare a team for a big game, but perhaps the assistants around him can. Kehres and Kuligowski have done wonders with the defense in a short time, perhaps their energy and focus can spill over to rest of the team. Perhaps Candle finally has the right combination of assistant coaches to make it work. Sometime you don't have to be the best head coach, if you build a great coaching staff. The West is not an easy division this year, but Toledo has over 20 returning starters this season. Time to get it done.

Yes sir!
06-03-2021 11:31 PM
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RE: Toledo FB Picked For 8 Wins
(06-03-2021 11:31 PM)Boca Rocket Wrote:  
(06-03-2021 10:29 PM)falconplucker Wrote:  The only acceptable loss this year is Notre Dame. Aside from that, there is no excuse for Toledo not to win the MAC. I think the defense will be stellar with another year and spring practice under its belt. The offense is loaded at wr and has at least 3 capable backs. Whoever starts at qb should not have to be a hero. They just need to manage the game. The three keys to this season are the development of the o-line, having the team mentally prepared for a 60 minute fight, and the kicking game. The o-line has endured key injuries that last couple of years, but I have not seen quality in the depth. Koback is a fine running back, but if they can't open holes for him, the running game is in jeopardy and more pressure will be on the qb to make plays. The opening 30 minutes of the Ball State game, and the waning minutes of the Western Michigan game are what prevented a championship last year. I don't know that Candle has the characteristics needed to motivate and prepare a team for a big game, but perhaps the assistants around him can. Kehres and Kuligowski have done wonders with the defense in a short time, perhaps their energy and focus can spill over to rest of the team. Perhaps Candle finally has the right combination of assistant coaches to make it work. Sometime you don't have to be the best head coach, if you build a great coaching staff. The West is not an easy division this year, but Toledo has over 20 returning starters this season. Time to get it done.

Yes sir!

Candle's poor game management and inability to adjust at half-time have been continuing problems.
06-04-2021 04:26 AM
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RE: Toledo FB Picked For 8 Wins
(06-04-2021 04:26 AM)DetroitRocket Wrote:  
(06-03-2021 11:31 PM)Boca Rocket Wrote:  
(06-03-2021 10:29 PM)falconplucker Wrote:  The only acceptable loss this year is Notre Dame. Aside from that, there is no excuse for Toledo not to win the MAC. I think the defense will be stellar with another year and spring practice under its belt. The offense is loaded at wr and has at least 3 capable backs. Whoever starts at qb should not have to be a hero. They just need to manage the game. The three keys to this season are the development of the o-line, having the team mentally prepared for a 60 minute fight, and the kicking game. The o-line has endured key injuries that last couple of years, but I have not seen quality in the depth. Koback is a fine running back, but if they can't open holes for him, the running game is in jeopardy and more pressure will be on the qb to make plays. The opening 30 minutes of the Ball State game, and the waning minutes of the Western Michigan game are what prevented a championship last year. I don't know that Candle has the characteristics needed to motivate and prepare a team for a big game, but perhaps the assistants around him can. Kehres and Kuligowski have done wonders with the defense in a short time, perhaps their energy and focus can spill over to rest of the team. Perhaps Candle finally has the right combination of assistant coaches to make it work. Sometime you don't have to be the best head coach, if you build a great coaching staff. The West is not an easy division this year, but Toledo has over 20 returning starters this season. Time to get it done.

Yes sir!

Candle's poor game management and inability to adjust at half-time have been continuing problems.

I think you summarized it very well, falconplucker.

The O line has been a disappointment for a few seasons now, and yes, there have been key injuries but no real depth was the killer. And O line play factors into how effective any QB will be, as well as the running game (because until we prove it on the field, at this point there isn’t a bruising type of back who will create his own holes). And yep: the kicking game used to be safe if not a strength of past UT teams, but last season was largely ugly. Need to be able to win the field position game & get 3 points when we need them.

The D was indeed a bright spot in an otherwise ho hum kind of season.
06-04-2021 08:28 AM
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RE: Toledo FB Picked For 8 Wins
(06-04-2021 08:28 AM)bcunn3128 Wrote:  
(06-04-2021 04:26 AM)DetroitRocket Wrote:  
(06-03-2021 11:31 PM)Boca Rocket Wrote:  
(06-03-2021 10:29 PM)falconplucker Wrote:  The only acceptable loss this year is Notre Dame. Aside from that, there is no excuse for Toledo not to win the MAC. I think the defense will be stellar with another year and spring practice under its belt. The offense is loaded at wr and has at least 3 capable backs. Whoever starts at qb should not have to be a hero. They just need to manage the game. The three keys to this season are the development of the o-line, having the team mentally prepared for a 60 minute fight, and the kicking game. The o-line has endured key injuries that last couple of years, but I have not seen quality in the depth. Koback is a fine running back, but if they can't open holes for him, the running game is in jeopardy and more pressure will be on the qb to make plays. The opening 30 minutes of the Ball State game, and the waning minutes of the Western Michigan game are what prevented a championship last year. I don't know that Candle has the characteristics needed to motivate and prepare a team for a big game, but perhaps the assistants around him can. Kehres and Kuligowski have done wonders with the defense in a short time, perhaps their energy and focus can spill over to rest of the team. Perhaps Candle finally has the right combination of assistant coaches to make it work. Sometime you don't have to be the best head coach, if you build a great coaching staff. The West is not an easy division this year, but Toledo has over 20 returning starters this season. Time to get it done.

Yes sir!

Candle's poor game management and inability to adjust at half-time have been continuing problems.

I think you summarized it very well, falconplucker.

The O line has been a disappointment for a few seasons now, and yes, there have been key injuries but no real depth was the killer. And O line play factors into how effective any QB will be, as well as the running game (because until we prove it on the field, at this point there isn’t a bruising type of back who will create his own holes). And yep: the kicking game used to be safe if not a strength of past UT teams, but last season was largely ugly. Need to be able to win the field position game & get 3 points when we need them.

The D was indeed a bright spot in an otherwise ho hum kind of season.

Maybe why the RB from Cal was added.
06-04-2021 09:45 AM
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