Year Two of the Scot Loeffler experience in Bowling Green is set to begin for the Falcons with a rivalry matchup against Toledo, a rematch of last year’s program-affirming upset victory. That victory was one of three on the season for the Falcons, who also beat Akron and FCS foe Morgan State.
The pandemic—and limit of six games—will keep BGSU from a third straight 3-9 season, which is nice in its own strange way. If anything, the six-game season will be a time for experimentation and growth with no real pressure for performance.
What affect the COVID-affected offseason has on the Falcons’ learning curve in another year of the system remains to be seen, but the pre-shutdown analysis of the on-field product shouldn’t be too different post-shutdown.
Bowling Green has quietly had a string of solid quarterbacks in recent years, including James Morgan and Jarret Doege. The problem is neither Morgan nor Doege finished their careers in Brown and Orange. Morgan ended up at FIU, and is currently a backup with the New York Jets, while Doege followed Country Roads to West Virginia, where he starts for the Mountaineers after sitting out last season due to NCAA guidelines.
与波士顿大学转让达韦德的Loy分裂时间。韦德开始了第一场比赛（摩根州的胜利），并被当地的Mac East Freevers Player为他的努力而被命名为他的努力，但伤害和斗争让位于Loy，谁比路人更像是赛跑者，但确实结束了失去的条纹托莱多。毕业后，韦德不再是名单，留下了BGSU QB室，基本上是一个干净的板岩。
Enter Matt McDonald, a 6’3 redshirt junior, who according to Loeffler, would have been the starting signal caller a season ago if the NCAA had allowed him following his transfer from Boston College. In two seasons at BC, he saw action in just two games, going 7 of 8 for 118 yards and two touchdowns.
Coach Loeffler was his offensive coordinator, so he knows the system well. Having a coach known for coaching up quarterbacks like Tom Brady, can’t hurt McDonald.
If the Falcons are to surprise early, expect it to start with McDonald.
Bowling Green was one of the youngest teams in the MAC a season ago, and they project to be young yet again, as Loeffler overhauls a roster depleted by transfers and defections in a culture change.
Per 247Sports, BGSU had the second best recruiting class in the MAC (behind Toledo) for 2020, but Loefflers first class in which he got a very late start was not highly regarded. As a likely result, the Falcons first two deep depth chart features nine true freshman, and seven redshirt freshman.
It is hard to win with that kind of youth and that is one of the reasons why many see BGSU as a year away.
Much to the dismay of MAC defenders, Andrew Clair is back.
The redshirt junior is projected to start after losing his sister this offseason due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
季前赛Doak Walker List Nominee赶紧两次（针对摩根州和阿克伦），BGSU两次赢得。2019年由于受伤，可理解的是下降的年份。2018年，圣路易斯本地有702码冲，三个100码游戏，包括在俄勒冈州。2017年，他设定了一个学校纪录，每次携带6.8米，有四个100码游戏。
In a conference suddenly filled with stud backs (Kevin Marks, Caleb Huntley, Jaret Patterson, Bryant Koback and so on), don’t forget about Clair.
“猎鹰”防御阻止op一样成功ponents a season ago as Doyt Perry Stadium does stopping the wind. Which is to say, none. Opponents averaged 467 yards per game. Kent State alone scored 62 points on 750 (!) yards last season.
While these numbers were impacted by games against power five schools Kansas State and Notre Dame, they will certainly need to improve if the Falcons wish to surprise the league.
The Falcons allowed over 35 points in all but three games, Coincidentally, those three games in which they allowed less than 35 points, accounted for all three of the Falcons victories.
Expect projected improvement from the quarterback position and the return of Clair to help keep the defense off of the field a bit more and potentially help improve the defense.
留在Linebacker Kholbe Coleman，在一年前获得第三队All-Mac荣誉后，可能是MAC最估计的线背。
Would you believe it if I told you that the Falcons have two of the top offensive players in the MAC? Well, they do.
In addition to Andrew Clair, senior tight end Quintin Morris is one to watch. The six-foot-four Texas native is one of many tall Falcon pass catchers on the roster, with Morris catching 55 passes for 649 yards and four touchdowns en route to second-team all-MAC honors.
作为一个由高级碗的Jim Nagy推文的人。一个强大的季节可以在nfl汇票中移动莫里斯。与Andrew Clair相结合，他们的存在应该让猎鹰队有机会惊喜。
Most everyone believes that Scot Loeffler will return the Falcons to contention. The Falcons have talent but they don’t quite have the depth and need improve play in the trenches. With that being said, expect the Falcons to be a year away.
However, if the defense can play passable and McDonald shows what he has shown in practice with talented playmakers in Clair and Morris, don’t be surprised if the Falcons steal a game or two in the conference as they showed they were capable of by beating UT a year ago.