UniversityofToledo Facts2011ToledoFootball ScheduleDate Opponent TimeSept. 1 NEW HAMPSHIRE TBASept. 10 at Ohio StateTBASept. 17 BOISE STATETBASept. 24 at SyracuseTBAOct. 1 at Temple* TBAOct. 8 EMU* (Homecoming) TBAOct. 15 at Bowling Green* TBAOct. 22 MIAMI*TBANov. 1 NIU* (ESPN2) 7:00 p.m.Nov. 8 WMU* (ESPN2/U) 8:00 p.m.Nov. 17 at CMU* (ESPNU) TBANov. 25 at Ball State*TBADec. 2 MAC Championship Game# TBAHOME GAMES IN BOLD CAPSAll times listed are site times* Mid-American Conference Game# West Division champion vs. East Division champion,Ford Field, Detroit, MI (ESPN2)Schedule as of March 14, 2011. Subject to change2010 ToledoFootball ResultsDate Opponent TimeSept. 3 ARIZONA (ESPN) L, 2-41Sept. 11 at Ohio* W, 20-13Sept. 18 at Western Michigan* W, 37-24Sept. 25 at Purdue (BTN) W, 31-20Oct. 2 WYOMING (Homecoming) L, 15-20Oct. 9 at Boise State L, 14-57Oct. 16 KENT STATE* W, 34-21Oct. 23 BALL STATE* W, 31-24Oct. 30 at Eastern Michigan* (STO) W, 42-7Nov. 9 at N. Illinois* (ESPN2) L, 30-65Nov. 17 BGSU* (ESPN2) W, 33-14Nov. 26 CMU* (ESPN3.com) W, 42-31Dec. 26 Florida International (ESPN) L, 32-34Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, Detroit, MIHOME GAMES IN BOLD CAPS* Mid-American Conference Game2010 MAC StandingsWest DivisionTeam MAC ALLNorthern Illinois 8-0 11-3Toledo 7-1 8-5Western Michigan 5-3 6-6Ball State 3-5 4-8Central Michigan 2-6 3-9Eastern Michigan 2-6 2-10East DivisionTeam MAC ALLMiami 7-1 10-4Ohio 6-2 8-5Temple 5-3 8-4Kent State 4-4 5-7Bowling Green 1-7 2-10Buffalo 1-7 2-10Akron 1-7 1-11Quick FactsLocation: Toledo, Ohio 43606-3390Population: 285,937 (city); 654,696 (metro)Founded: 1872Enrollment: 23,064Conference: Mid-American (West Division)Nickname: RocketsColors: Midnight Blue and GoldMascot: Rocky the RocketStadium (built): Glass Bowl (1937)Stadium Capacity/Surface: 26,248/Field TurfTicket Office Phone: (419) 530-GOLDPresident: Dr. Lloyd JacobsAthletic Director: Michael O’BrienFaculty Representative: Alice SkeensCoaching StaffHead Coach: Tim Beckman (Findlay ‘88)Record at Toledo: 13-12 (entering third year)Overall Coaching Record: SameFor Interviews: Call Paul Helgren (419) 530-4918Assistant Coaching Staff:• Mike Ward (Georgetown ‘84) -Assistant Head Coach/Co-Defensive Coordinator• Matt Campbell (Mount Union ‘02) -Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach• Paul Nichols (Davidson ‘03) -Co-Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Coach• Louis Ayeni (Northwestern ‘03) -Running Backs Coach• Jason Candle (Mount Union ‘03) - Receivers Coach• Steve Clinkscale (Ashland ‘00) - Cornerbacks Coach• Alex Golesh (Ohio State ‘06) -Tight Ends Coach/Recruiting Coordinator• Scott Isphording (Hanover ‘94) - Quarterbacks Coach• Eli Rasheed (Indiana ‘96) - Defensive Line CoachStrength Coach: Rudy Wade (Ball State ‘01)Football Information2010 Record: 8-5 overall; 7-1 MAC (2nd-West)Lettermen Returning: 50 (22 off., 24 def., 4 spec.)Lettermen Lost: 9 (2 off., 7 def., 0 spec.)Starters Returning: 20 (9 off., 9 def., 2 spec.)Starters Lost: 4 (2 off., 2 def., 0 spec.)Offensive/Defensive Sets: Spread / MultipleUT Athletic Media RelationsAssistant AD/Media Relations: Paul HelgrenE-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgOffice Phone Number: (419) 530-4918Mobile Phone Number: (419) 262-3861Media Relations Fax Number: (419) 530-4930Press Box Phone Number: (419) 530-3732Internet Address: www.utrockets.comAssociate SID: Steve EastonAssistant SID: Brian DeBenedictisImportant DatesSpring Media DayWednesay, March 16(2:30 p.m.)Spring practice beginsThursday, March 17Spring GameFriday, April 15(7:00 p.m.)MAC Football Media DayDetroit, MITuesday, July 26Players report topreseason campWednesday, Aug. 3First day of PracticeThursday, Aug. 4Media Day/Photo DaySaturday, Aug. 6UT fall classes beginMonday, Aug. 22Season Openervs. New HampshireThursday, Sept. 1MAC Openerat TempleSaturday, Oct. 1MAC Championship GameFriday, Dec. 2Little Caesars Pizza BowlTBAHumanitarian BowlTBAGoDaddy.com BowlTBAThanks to Scott Grau/SouthcreekGlobal, for courtesyuse of player photos.
2011UniversityofToledoSpringFootball OutlookTalented Rockets Highly Motivated toBuild On Last Year’s AchievementsToledo, OH - There was lots to like about Toledo’s2010 season. A few examples:• The Rockets won eight games, including seven ofeight Mid-American Conference contests and a nonconferencevictory over Purdue.• The Rockets improved by three wins over 2009,and by five victories over their win total in 2008.• The Rockets earned their first bowl berth since2005.And yet, UT Head Coach Tim Beckman and histeam ended the season feeling only partially satisfied.A late-season loss at Northern Illinois cost Toledo achance to play in the MAC Championship Game, whilea last-second defeat to FIU in the Little Caesars PizzaBowl left the Rockets feeling like they have somethingto prove in 2011.“We learned a lot from the loss in the bowl game andalso from our loss to Northern Illinois,” said Beckman,now entering his third season as Toledo’s head coach. “Wewere so close to achieving our goal of being in the MACChampionship Game, and then so close to achieving ourgoal of winning a bowl game.“We know we were successful last year by winningeight football games. There’s not many teams that woneight games in the regular season last year. That’s agreat accomplishment, but the bottom line is we werenot in the MAC Championship Game and we didn’t winthe bowl game. These players understand that they’veaccomplished something, but at the same time they havenot accomplished all their goals.”Besides being highly motivated, the Rockets are alsodeep, talented and experienced. All but four starters returnfrom last season’s 8-5 squad, including All-America widereceiver/kickoff returner Eric Page and four other All-MAC players. The Rockets’ offense features two 1000-yard rushers, two accomlished quarterbacks and a pair oftackles who are entering their fourth season together asstarters. The defense returns nine starters, including twoAll-MAC players and at least three others who arguablydeserved all-league recognition. True, there are questionsabout the kicking game, but in the big scheme that seemslike a minor quibble.Despite all this, Beckman knows that a lot of hard workJunior Eric Page caught 99 passes in 2010 and was the onlyplayer in the FBS to score three touchdowns on kickoffs.-continued next pageandmany unanswered questions stand between his Rocketsand an appearance in the 2011 MAC title game at Detroit’sFord Field in December.Some of those questions might be answered duringspring practice, some during training camp next August.And then next fall, the Rockets will have the chance toprove that last season’s disappointments merely set thestage for this year’s success.