Another MAC coach gets on-the-job training in bowl

When Bowling Green coach Adam Scheier came to Detroit on Friday

for the Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowl news conference, he was

following what has become a tradition for the Mid-American

Conference champs – on-the-job training.

A week earlier, Scheier was the special teams coordinator when

the Falcons upset No. 14 Northern Illinois at Ford Field, but he’s

now about to face his first game as a head coach at any level.

He took over the Falcons on an interim basis after Dave Clawson

left to take to become head coach at Wake Forest earlier this week.

It is the fifth time in the last seven seasons the winning coach in

the MAC title game had moved before his team played in its bowl

game.