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Rockets land in Alabama in preparation for Saturday’s Dollar General Bowl

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 were welcomed when they landed in Mobile, Ala., where they’ll play in the Dollar General Bowl Saturday, Dec. 23.

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.

Head Football Coach Jason Candle spoke to local media after he got off the plane.