Forget the Mid-American Conference. Terrance Owens, David Fluellen, and Bernard Reedy are as good of a senior trio as you will find in the country. Last season, as juniors, the three combined for 5,302 total yards. This season, the they are looking to be even better, not only personally, but as a team.
Having three seniors on offense makes things easier says running back, David Fluellen. "We aren't feeling any pressure at all, the coaches put us in the best positions to be successful. We're used to having a top offense and I don't expect anything different this season."
Toledo finished fourth in the MAC in total offense last season, but it's a ranking that should climb this season. "We have a lot of experienced guys on offense and a lot of leadership," said senior quarterback Terrance Owens. With that leadership, they'll try to set an example for the younger guys.
"I have spent countless hours watching film and correcting reads with Terrance and Bernard so it can all come together on the field," said sophomore wide receiver Alonzo Russell.
Aside from the leadership, the seniors also provide motivation for the rest of the team from just watching them on the field. "Playing with Terrance, David, and Bernard makes you want to play harder just from watching them work," said Russell, "Not only on film but off the field as well."
With all of the star power returning, there has to be a great amount of pressure on the Rockets' coaching staff, right? Head coach, Matt Campbell says that may not be so. "The only pressure we feel as a coaching staff is getting those guys the ball in positions they can be successful," said Campbell, "We're fortunate to have great players."
This season should be interesting with several offensive stars from around the conference returning. Kent State senior Dri Archer, and Northern Illinois' quarterback, Jordan Lynch are also back. So is Ball St. senior gunslinger Keith Wenning. There shouldn't be any shortage of #MACtion this season.