Jason Candle of the Toledo Rockets
If Jason Candle is happy with Toledo and coaching in the Midwest, then more power to him. If he’s even remotely interested in jumping to a new job, he should look at Seth Littrell and maybe Tyson Helton as cautionary tales of staying somewhere for too long.
Because Candle has been at Toledo since 2015 and during that timeframe, he’s gone 62-33, including a nine-win season in 2016, an 11-win season in 2017, a nine-win season in 2022, and he’s off to an 8-1 start so far in 2023.
This might be a great time for him to start looking around at other gigs.
Candle has won the MAC on two different occasions and has once been crowned the MAC coach of the year. He’s taken Toledo to six bowl appearances throughout his career.
Right now Toledo is averaging 432 yards of total offense per game. The Rockets are scoring 34.4 points per game. And they’re doing all of that while holding opponents to 19.3 points per game and 332.3 total yards of offense per game.
Oh, and if you love balanced offenses, that’s something Candle can help deliver. Toledo running back Peny Boone has 990 rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns on the year.
So, for the Mississippi State football fans who don’t like offenses that frequently throw the ball around through the air, maybe consider looking at the guy leading on of the best offenses the MAC has to offer.