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Matt Campbell's letter to fans includes warm incentives to show up

Fans showing up to the Glass Bowl tonight to watch Toledo take on undefeated Northern Illinois will be bundled up tight, as the temperature at kickoff is predicted to be a balmy 39 degrees.

In order to pack the stadium, Toledo head coach Matt Campbell wrote a letter to fans to tell them that they'll be some goodies for students who decide to brave the conditions.

To all University of Toledo students,

This Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m., we play our most important game of the season thus far, a nationally televised battle with undefeated Northern Illinois. The Mid-American Conference West Division title is on the line, so we need every one of you to come out to fill the Glass Bowl and show the country your Rocket Pride! As you know, UT students get in the games for free with a student ID. Also, we’re going to give every UT student free thunder sticks, a free cup of hot chocolate and free hand-warmers to keep your Rocket fire burning hot. It’s our way of saying thanks to some of the greatest fans in the Mid-American Conference!

And since we are on national TV, don’t forget to bring your signs! UT students who bring signs will get a chance to win great prizes like ipads, a trip with our football team to an away game and $100 gift cards to Rocky’s Locker.

This is a huge game for our team and for our University. You can help us by coming out and cheering us on to victory!

See you at the Game! Go Rockets!

Head Coach Matt Campbell


Good creative move by Campbell to fill the stands.

For the record, hot chocolate seems like it would be a good mixer / chaser, right?

 

Author: Doug Samuels
Doug Samuels has been with FootballScoop since 2011. Samuels joined the FootballScoop staff after serving as a college scout as well as an assistant coach at the college level, where he was fortunate enough to have coached every offensive position by age 24. Samuels is a lifelong Michigan State fan, no huddle enthusiast, and currently coaches high school football in West Michigan.