FIU 35, Toledo 32: 5 Thoughts On The Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl

FIU 35, Toledo 32: 5 Thoughts On The Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl

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FIU 35, Toledo 32: 5 Thoughts On The Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl

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2. Jason Candle’s team whiffed in another bowl

Winning bowl games isn’t everything to a hot coaching candidate, but it isn’t a positive when a guy struggles in bowl games.

39-year-old Toledo head coach Jason Candle is going to be a big-time head coach at a big-time program soon. He’s the next Matt Campbell – at least.

However, after winning the 2015 Boca Raton Bowl as the interim head man after Campbell left for Iowa State, Candle is now 0-for-3 in bowls as the full-time head man.

Losing to Appalachian State in the 2016 Camellia was fine – it was a good fight against a fantastic team. But in a rematch the following season in the Dollar General, the Rockets were loaded and coming off a MAC championship run. They didn’t show up in a 34-0 loss.

FIU is good, and this was a good game and hardly a stunning loss. But again, upwardly mobile head coaches can’t get a reputation for biffing bowl games.

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