The Toledo Rockets spent their first day in Mobile, Ala., enjoying some Southern hospitality at a shrimp boil dinner at Ladd-Peebles Stadium Tuesday evening.
Ladd-Peebles will be the site of the 2017 Dollar General Bowl that will pit Toledo vs. Appalachian State Saturday, Dec. 23, at 7 p.m. Eastern time. The game will be televised by ESPN.The Rockets landed in Mobile about 3:30 Central time before heading to the stadium for dinner.
Prior to dinner, Head Coach Jason Candle met briefly with local media; he lauded the great tradition of football in the state of Alabama.
“I was part of this experience three years ago as an assistant coach, so I know the hospitality this city provides,” Candle said. “We know how the state of Alabama appreciates football. There is such great tradition in this state and right here in Ladd-Peebles Stadium. We’re very excited to be playing in this game.”
Wednesday’s agenda includes a morning visit to the University of South Alabama Children’s and Women’s Hospital; the team’s first practice in Mobile; and an evening bowling competition vs. Appalachian State.